The series spawned spin-off show 'Better Call Saul', which is currently in its fourth season.
'Breaking Bad' is without a doubt one of the most popular television shows of recent memory. Despite its success however, creator Vince Gilligan decided that the story would be coming to an end after five seasons, taking Bryan Cranston's character Walter White away from the small screen for good. It was a disappointing time for fans, but the majority of viewers were impressed by the ending that came at the narrative's conclusion.
Vince Gilligan chose to end 'Breaking Bad' after 5 seasons
Telling a story unlike any we'd seen on television before, a roster of compelling characters who we would love in one moment and love to hate the next would make their presence felt, cementing themselves in the history of pop culture. Gilligan had scored the jackpot with his show, and it's something he's trying to recapture with spin-off series 'Better Call Saul', featuring fan-favourite character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
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The series was a huge success, but Vince Gilligan has one big regret.
'Breaking Bad' may have come to a close all the way back in 2013, but thanks to the brilliance of the series and the hugely positive reception the show saw, series creator Vince Gilligan has been talking about the series ever since. Scoring a spin-off based on fan-favourite character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), the 'Breaking Bad' universe lives on, and looks to do so for the foreseeable future.
Vince Gilligan saw huge success with his series 'Breaking Bad'
Following all of the critical acclaim, fan love and long life of the show despite it ending, you'd think Gilligan would be pretty pleased with everything he did. Still, there's one thing the writer would have loved to go back and change if he had the opportunity.
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Aaron Paul played the popular Jesse Pinkman character in 'Breaking Bad'.
When 'Breaking Bad' eventually came to a close, a solid and rabid fan base sat in silence, mourning the end of one of the world's most beloved shows. From creator Vince Gilligan, and starring the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively, the series worked its way into the hearts of viewers across the globe.
Vince Gilligan is open to bringing Jesse Pinkman back to screens
Though the characters involved in the narrative weren't ones you should really root for, Jesse in particular was somebody that the audience just wanted to see do well and escape the world of crime and corruption he had become so embedded in. Though he had gotten his hands incredibly dirty, jail time wasn't something we wanted to see him serve. Some audience members may have turned on Walter White, but Jesse was a different beast entirely.
The show's creator seems to have some regrets for one throwaway line.
'Breaking Bad' is without a doubt a huge modern day culture phenomenon, finding an audience of millions late into its broadcasting life and spawning spin-off 'Better Call Saul', based on one of the show's fan-favourite characters, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
Vince Gilligan is the creator behind both 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul'
Formerly known as Jimmy McGill, Saul is a crooked lawyer who helps criminals get away with pulling off some of the biggest crimes taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though he appears confident in his work throughout most of 'Breaking Bad', he's not always been able to pull in clients so easily. In fact, his rise to prominence with crooks was a perilous one, as we now see in 'Better Call Saul'.
Vince Gilligan and Holly Rice at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017
Hey Breaking Bad fans, stop throwing pizzas!
The Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has appealed to fans to stop throwing pizza on the roof of the house used as Walter White's residence in the classic AMC show. The woman who owns the house is not happy because fans keep tossing pizzas, inspired by the famous scene in the season three episode Caballo Sin Nombre.
Vince Gilligan has appealed to fans to stop throwing pizza at Walter White's house
Gilligan used the latest episode of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast to make the appeal, saying the woman and her husband who own the house in Albuquerque are used to fans to taking pictures - and are fine with that - but that some obsessives are going overboard.
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The Breaking Bad action figures are no longer available in Toys R Us.
Toy chain Toys R Us has pulled four action figures from the hit meth-drama Breaking Bad after a petition received over 6,000 signatures. The award-winning show followed a chemistry teacher - played by Bryan Cranston - who turns to drug dealing following his diagnosis for cancer.
Aaron Paul [L] and Bryan Cranston [R] starred in Breaking Bad - though don't try and buy those dolls in Toys R Us.
The toys came with accessories including bags of cash and meth. They are now unavailable on shelves and online.
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This is not a drill. Here's your teaser for "Better Call Saul"
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul now has a trailer, but better still, it has a release date. AMC dropped the video yesterday, touting a February release date. So it won’t be long now, Breaking Bad fans.
Bob Odenkirk finally stars in his own show as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.
However, if you’re expecting a full trailer with some plot and maybe a few of the new characters thrown in, you’re out of luck. Apparently, the folks at AMC have learned a thing or two about teasers, because this one was just eight seconds long and still enough to get us all excited. Things we learned: Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) used to have hair once upon a time. Err… that’s about it really.
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As Breaking Bad kickstarters go, this is a real doozy
There have been many theories postulated as to how Breaking Bad’s lore carried on beyond the show’s final episode, but none have starred Val Kilmer and Slash as U.S. marshals. This is as good a time as any to warn you about the spoilers you’re about to read.
Val Kilmer - in a Breaking Bad sequel? [Getty/Ben Kropa]
Lawrence Shepherd is currently taking donations on Kickstarter for a stand-alone Breaking Bad sequel called Anastasia – a show that sees Kilmer and Slash “as an elite US Marshals team, that tracks down the most elusive and dangerous fugitives that are on the run.”
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'Better Call Saul' will be set six years before Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show focused on Bob Oderkirk's character Saul Goodman, will be set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gilligan has announced. During his appearance at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Gilligan also teased that fan favorite characters could return, though only if it "makes sense".
Bob Odenkirk [L] and Vince Gilligan [R] on the set of 'Better Call Saul'
"If it makes sense we'll do it, if it doesn't make sense we won't," he replied when asked about the return of Walter White, in particular.
A delay, extension and a photo. It's all going on.
AMC know Better Call Saul will drag in viewers, regardless of how the Breaking Bad remake goes - whether Vince Gilligan totally screws it up or actually provides a meaningful addition to the lore. That’s why they’ve renewed it before season one, episode one has even aired.
The first photo released from 'Better Call Saul'
The first series of the show will premiere in early 2015, with the second set to hit screens in 2016. It’s very much a two good-one bad situation for AMC, who announced the delay, the renewal and released a first look picture all in the same day.
Continue reading: Better Call Saul Is Coming In 2015 - Season 2 In 2016
RJ Mitte, Bryan Cranston, Laura Fraser, Vince Gilligan, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul - AMC celebrates the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad' at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 24th July 2013
Writers Sam Catlin, Moira Walley-Beckett, Vince Gilligan, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Peter Gould and winners of the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Drama Series - Writers Guild Awards (WGA) at Writers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th February 2013
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10th February, 1967