AMC’s Breaking Bad has just been renewed for 16 more episodes. The 16 episodes will be broken up into two 8 show seasons, which will bring the Emmy winning drama to its conclusion.
Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan, said:
“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 (episodically speaking). 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.”
Breaking Bad‘s fourth season, which started on July 18th, opened with the highest ratings ever for the series.
AMC President Charlie Collier, said:
”From the day we heard Vince Gilligan’s completely original vision for Breaking Bad, it has been a complete joy to be involved with this show. Watching this story evolve into the complex, compelling, and intense roller coaster ride that it has become has been an incredible creative experience for everyone at AMC.
“While it is sad to even contemplate the end of this series, we are so happy to have had the chance to go on this ride, and truly look forward to presenting the rest of this amazing story.”
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston won the Emmy for best actor for three consecutive years. His co-star Aaron Paul has also won an Emmy for his work on Breaking Bad.