The best show on television returns this July and begins its final season.
The last 16 episodes of Breaking Bad will be split up into two separate runs, utilizing a strategy that worked extremely well for season 2 of another hit AMC program, the zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Breaking Bad star and 3 time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston had this to say:
We’re splitting it,” says Cranston, who’s currently shooting the fifth season premiere in New Mexico. “We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month break, then the rest will air next year.”
This is exciting news for Breaking Bad fans, as they’re basically getting two complete mini-seasons of the show.
Even the awesome first season of the show was only 7 episodes long (due to the Writer’s strike), so it’s thrilling to think about what series creator and exec producer Vince Gilligan can do with more than double that amount of screen time.
Let’s not forget that on Breaking Bad Gilligan and co. regularly take simple, everyday items and make them ominous. Here are just a few examples of things they’ve made both memorable and menacing:
The reality is that Breaking Bad is so amazingly good that AMC could air 2 episodes a year for the next 8 years and I’d still wait patiently and with baited breath for them to air.
After all, this is the show that took the doofy dad from Malcolm in the Middle and transformed him into an absolute badass and one of the greatest television characters of all time.