Breaking Bad has been renewed for one more season on AMC — but it comes with an expiration date.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Breaking Bad will return to AMC for 16 episodes and then it will officially be done.
“It’s a funny irony — I’d hate to know the date of my own last day on earth, but I’m delighted to know what Walter White’s will be,” Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said. “This is a great gift to me and to my wonderful writers. It’s knowledge which will allow us to properly build our story to a satisfying conclusion.”
“Now, if we don’t manage to pull that off, we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves,” he added. “Breaking Bad has been a dream job these past four years. Working with the best cast and crew in television has no doubt spoiled me for future projects. I’m lucky to get to work with them on 16 more episodes, and I will always be grateful to both AMC and Sony Television, who from the beginning, believed in our show and supported me creatively and professionally. We have been able to take risks with Breaking Bad which would not have been possible on other networks.”
Breaking Bad was previously being shopped around by Sony during negotations, but now a deal has been reached.
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