Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Walter White’s torturous journey will come to an end one way or another this summer, as Breaking Bad concludes its fifth and final season. But one of his business partners could stick around AMC a little while longer.
The cable channel is reportedly eyeing a Breaking Bad spinoff series centered on Saul Goodman, the sleazy but competent lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. This development comes months after series creator Vince Gilligan first floated the idea. At the time, he admitted that the potential project was nowhere near production. Now that Breaking Bad is on the verge of ending its acclaimed run, though, AMC is apparently willing to give it some serious consideration. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
In the last major pre-Oscars guild awards, the WGA followed the PGA, the DGA, and the SAG (not to mention the HFPA, the BAFTA, and most every other film-related acronym you can think of) in feting Argo, this time for the excellent adapted screenplay by Chris Terrio. Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the original screenplay award, but at this point Argo seems a virtual lock to pick up Best Picture come Sunday.
Meanwhile, Malik Bendjelloul‘s documentary Searching for Sugar Man continued its winning streak, while critical faves Breaking Bad, Louie, and Girls all emerged victorious in the television categories. Hit the jump to see the winners.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whoever asked the universe for a Brett Ratner-produced Farmville TV series, your prayers have been answered. Also after the jump:
- Director Barry Sonnenfeld signs on for Beverly Hills Cop
- Ridley Scott sets up a Philip K. Dick-based miniseries at Syfy
- HBO gives pilot order to Damon Lindelof‘s The Leftovers
- Zombieland casts Maiara Walsh as its new Emma Stone
- Frances Conroy will return for American Horror Story
- Vince Gilligan will direct the last episode of Breaking Bad
- Is that a corpse we see in the new Breaking Bad set photo?
- Check out a new picture from the set of ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Watch an intense new trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3
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Later this year, one of the most intense shows on television will come to an end. Vince Gilligan designed the show Breaking Bad as a thing with a definite finale — no movie, no extended coda. The fifth and final season was broken into two parts, and Gilligan and crew have been finishing up the last eight episodes of the show in anticipation of airdates for the concluding stories.
We’ve known that the last chunk of the series would arrive on AMC in July. Now Aaron Paul, whose defining role may well end up being the show’s character Jesse Pinkman, says we can mark July 14 of this year as the debut for the beginning of the end. Read More »
Breaking Bad, while being one of the most intense and revered shows currently on television, does sometimes require suspension of disbelief. It never feels fake, but the ways in which things happen to work out just so for teacher turned meth dealer Walt and his protege Jesse can sometimes raise an eyebrow or two.
Two particular instances of this will be tested on the 10th season of Mythbusters. The gang from the popular Discovery Channel show are fans of Vince Gilligan‘s AMC thriller, and the feeling is reciprocated by Gilligan. That shared love and respect has lead the Breaking Bad creator and one of his stars, Aaron Paul, to appear on an upcoming episode Mythbusters. Which myths will they bust? Read more after the jump. Read More »
Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, has long said his aim with the AMC show was to demonstrate how a seemingly normal person could slowly become Scarface: a cold-blooded, millionaire drug dealer. Most of us fit into that first category. We live our lives, go to work or school, have a family, hang out with friends and that’s it. Think about the things that would need to happen to turn you into one of the most dispicable, evil people alive. That’s what Breaking Bad is all about.
That man is Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. Father, husband, chemistry teacher and riddled with cancer. He decides the best way to make enough money for his family to survive after his passing is to “break bad” and cook meth. But things don’t quite going according to plan and, after the jump, you can see a fantastic eight minute fan edit of how Walter White the school teacher became Walter White the criminal over four and a half seasons, up through last Sunday’s mid-season finale. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
Probably the biggest news in today’s TV Bits has to do with Mitch Hurwitz‘s comments on the upcoming season of Arrested Development, but we’ve also got stuff in here for FX subscribers, Heisenberg addicts, and J.J. Abrams lovers. After the jump:
- Watch the pilot episode of NBC’s dystopian sci-fi series Revolution
- Showrunner Vince Gilligan talks about that Breaking Bad finale
- Related: the Internet guesses how that giant pile of money is worth
- FX announces premiere dates for The League and It’s Always Sunny
- The American Horror Story: Asylum cast convenes for a new poster
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Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
Sleazy lawyers, nefarious CIA Cold War plots, and Scandinavian crime thrillers fill up today’s TV Bits. After the jump:
- Run Lola Run and Bourne star Franka Potente goes nuts for American Horror Story
- AMC is working on a Cold War-era Area 51 drama with Walking Dead producer Gale Ann Hurd
- A&E will adapt the Danish crime drama Those Who Kill; Joe Carnahan will direct
- Connie Britton gives a small update on that possible Friday Night Lights movie sequel
- Vince Gilligan is making no promises about a Saul Goodman spinoff, wants to do a Western
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