Final episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ extended by 15 minutes

by Martin

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Hit AMC crime drama ‘Breaking Bad’ is drawing to a close after five seasons. The show which started in 2008 has two episodes left to wrap up the entire show.

The show returned recently for the second half of season 5 and what a journey it has been but it’s been reported that the final two episodes airing this Sunday and next will have an additional 15 minutes.

One of the shows producers/writers Peter Gould revealed that when the show airs in the US for the final two episodes they will run for 75 minutes in total including commercials.

For fans in the UK and Ireland watching on Netflix going by our maths we reckon a full 60 minutes for each episode will appear on the video streaming service as opposed to the 45 minutes or so since we get to skip the ads.

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Taking to Twitter Peter Gould said:

Last weeks episodeĀ ‘Ozymandias’ seen viewing figures peak at 6.4 million viewers on AMC which was an all time high for ‘Breaking Bad’ since the show began.

A spinoff show has also been revealed by AMC and Sony Pictures for Saul Goodman – the attorney featured in the show which looks set to show the run up to when Saul (Bob Odenkirk) met Walt (Bryan Cranston).

If you’ve yet to watch the show which I know many of you won’t have then let me break down the show briefly for you to see if I can get you interested. Trust me, it’s worth spending your time watching it.

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‘Breaking Bad’ follows Chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) as he struggles to deal with the news of his terminal lung cancer.

Following the news that he may be dying Walt decides he has to do something to provide for his family when he’s no longer around but decides to take a life of crime and drug production when he creates the worlds purest crystal meth with former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

I won’t say much more because I don’t want to spoil it but I couldn’t recommend it more.

Watch the following video which has talk show host Jimmy Fallon mocking the show with his own version ‘Joking Bad’.

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