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 »
Posted on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 by David Chen
In the last episode of The Ones Who Knock, Dave and Joanna are joined by Kickstarter backer Alex Murrell from the Midwest Film Nerds podcast to offer final thoughts on this season and read through your e-mails.
You can find all previous episodes at Theoneswhoknock.com. Thanks for an amazing season, everyone!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
One week after Walter White concluded his journey on Breaking Bad, people are still turning over that finale in their minds, and coming to very different conclusions.
On one side, we have the artistic director of the One World Symphony in New York City, who so liked the series that he plans to adapt it into an opera. On the other is filmmaker Oliver Stone, who complained that “Felina” was too violent. Hit the jump for more on these very different Breaking Bad reactions.
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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 »
Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
Between returning favorites like Homeland and Eastbound & Down, and promising new shows like Masters of Sex and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it’s certainly not like there’s any shortage of fun stuff to watch on TV right now. Even so, we can’t help but miss Breaking Bad‘s Heisenberg. We spent five seasons following his journey, after all. The TV landscape feels a bit more empty without him.
Fortunately for those of you suffering from Walt withdrawal, there’s an easy fix. One devoted fan has put together a seven-minute video tribute to the world’s greatest meth cook, covering all five seasons of his epic arc. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by David Chen
Joanna and Dave chat with Thomas Golubic about the inspiring and sometimes-challenging process choosing and acquiring the music of Breaking Bad. Check out more of Thomas’s work at Super Music Vision and follow them on Twitter and on Facebook.
E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find every episode of the show at theoneswhoknock.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.
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While Albuquerque was always literally on the map, Breaking Bad helped establish it in terms of pop culture. Vince Gilligan‘s show shot on location in the New Mexico city for six years as it continued to gain an audience on AMC, turning Albuquerque into a tourist attraction.
It seems only fitting, then, that in Friday’s edition of local newspaper The ABQ Journal, an obituary ran for a character that didn’t survive the series. If you haven’t seen the finale yet, obviously, this is a big spoiler. Read More »