Breaking Bad, aka ‘The Best Show On Television’, has been a long and windy road for its lead character Walter White. We’ve seen him come pretty far since his start as a simple cancer afflicted victim who wanted to provide for his family in season 1. Along the way, the show has escalated into places that he, nor anyone else watching could guess. But the ride has been by far the most engrossing and captivating television you could ask for. With the last seasons incredible finish, ending on a very ominous note concerning Walter White’s future moral choices, anyone watching the show is dying to find out exactly what is going to happen next. So it’s with much reluctant joy that I get to share the information that Bryan Cranston himself has confirmed. Breaking Bad: Season 5, the final season, will be 16 episodes long! Which sounds great at first, until you hear that it’s going to be split up into two 8 episode chunks.
Bryan Cranston himself said so, “We’re splitting it. We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year.”
Which makes it sound like we’re gonna have to wait another year to get the ending to our favorite show about methamphetamine. I know there are production budgets, and the crews get tired and need breaks, and there’s certain limitations and planning that comes with making a show, but if the thing is done, SHOW IT TO US AMC! Why make us wait!? I NEED MY FIX MAN. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
Ahem. Anyhow, as for the actual seasons content itself, Bryan Cranston had this to add:
“We pick up right where we left off. We’re cleaning up the pieces from last season’s huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It’s not as easy as Walter thought. And as we’ve discovered over the years, you don’t really know who Walter White is. I’m still discovering who he is and I’m trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There’s physical danger to himself and his family, plus there’s the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It’s about the evil that men do and where that takes him.”