Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan likes the world he and the show’s producers, cast, and writers created so much that he doesn’t want to leave. So he’s just like a lot of viewers, who also want to spend some more time in the show’s slightly tweaked version of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
And so there’s the plan to create a spin-off show, Better Call Saul, which will focus on the lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. Like Breaking Bad, the new show will be an hour-long drama, but with heavy comic overtones — in fact, Gilligan says the balance of drama and comedy in this one will be more like 25% to 75%, as opposed to the more drama-heavy original show.
Below, Gilligan explains the approach to making the show, and says that cameos from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are very likely.
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Sometimes it’s hard to imagine having something in common with famous actors and actresses. Though they make their living entertaining us, often playing larger-than-life characters, they’re still human. Simple pleasures like a fantastic TV show dazzle them as much as it does us.
With that in mind, here’s a crazy story. Recently, Anthony Hopkins binge watched the entire five seasons of Breaking Bad, buying the newest episodes on Amazon to finish the series. Afterwards, he was so inspired, he wrote a letter to Bryan Cranston praising the show, and calling Cranston’s performance as Walter White “the best acting I have seen – ever.”
It’s a beautiful letter coming from, himself, of the best actors ever. Read it below. Read More »
Think you’re a big fan of Breaking Bad? Jeffrey Katzenberg has you beat. The current CEO of DreamWorks Animation, who also helped Disney return to animated glory in the Nineties, reportedly offered $75 million to the show’s creators for three more episodes of the hit TV show. He wanted to release additional episodes, in segments, online over the course of a month and make people pay for each one. This was, however, before he knew the ending of the series. Read More »
AMC’s Breaking Bad might be gone, but their highest rated series comes back this week. We’re talking, of course, about
Low Winter Sun The Walking Dead. The bloody zombie apocalypse drama returns Sunday October 13 for its fourth season and we’ll finally find out what happens when Woodbury and the prison are forced to co-exist, with the Governor somewhere on the outside.
Continuing an ongoing trend, AMC has allowed a small gallery to host an official art exhibit to celebrate the premiere of the latest season. So, on Friday October 11, the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles will host a show full of art based on AMC’s The Walking Dead. We’re proud to exclusively reveal the first wave or art. Pieces below include work by JC Richard, Paul Shipper, Cuyler Smith, JJ Harrison, Evanimal and others. Check it out below. Read More »
Just two years ago, AMC was thinking about letting Breaking Bad go. Despite critical acclaim, they deemed the show too expensive with less than impressive ratings and looked at options to move the show somewhere else. My how times have changed. After deciding against this and renewing the show for its two-part final season, the show picked up incredible momentum. The explosive (get it?) fourth season finale had 1.9 million viewers. Season five debuted with 2.93 million. The second half debuted with an incredible 5.92 million and the penultimate episode blew all those away with 6.58 million.
At that rate, everyone knew Sunday’s finale will be the highest rated episode of the entire series, assuring the show would go out on top. But the final numbers are in and, it’s way bigger than anyone imagined. Read More »
AMC has announced that they will be running every single episode of Breaking Bad in a marathon leading up to the series finale on September 29th. The event, titled “Countdown To Finale,” will begin on September 25th at 8pm with the first episode of the show from Season 1. The marathon will go non-stop until it hits the end of Season 4 late on Friday September 27th. The network will then air Season 5 (parts a and b) beginning on September 28 at 11pm, which will leakin directly to the 75-minute series finale on September 29th at 9pm.
That finale will be followed by a one-hour live edition of Talking Bad hosted by Chris Hardwick featuring series creator/show-runner Vince Gilligan, alongside stars Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Plemmons, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and for some weird reason, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. So if you’ve missed out on Breaking Bad, AMC is giving you a chance to catch the entire thing leading up to what will likely be ONE OF the most talked about television finale’s in history. They’re even giving you a break to sleep on Friday night, so whats your excuse? Full press release after the jump.
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Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show set around Bob Odenkirk‘s rakish, pragmatic, and charismatic lawyer Saul Goodman, is now the subject of a “go-ahead” licensing agreement between AMC and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV. Read More »
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Briefly: Way back in February we were one of the first places to let you know Aaron Paul was planning a big outdoor Hollywood party for the final episode of Breaking Bad. Now, with the season almost halfway over (so upsetting), those plans have finally been set.
It’s happening in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 8 p.m. September 29 and tickets go on sale September 4. They’ll first screen the pilot and then the finale, live, at 9 p.m. That’ll be followed by a live Q&A with the cast and crew. Read More »