The plan is to end “Breaking Bad” after two more 8-episode seasons (its fifth and sixth season), but according to the show’s star, Bryan Cranston, that may not be the end of it. In fact, according to Cranston, he sounds especially gung-ho about continuing the adventures of rebel meth dealers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a movie version of “Breaking Bad”. And if the star is already talking movie, why wouldn’t you take him up on the offer?
Talking to the LATimes, Cranston had this to say about the upcoming two (and final) seasons of the popular AMC show, and where they could potentially go from there:
Vince [Gilligan, the show's producer/creator] feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes. It’s not far-fetched. I wouldn’t mind visiting that possibility. And this is coming from a guy who doesn’t know anything of how the show’s going to end. If it doesn’t end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he’s still alive, that is.
“If he’s still alive”. That is the question, isn’t it? Meth dealing is not exactly the safest of occupations, after all, and ol Walter has been really pushing his luck as of late.
Season 5 of “Breaking Bad” premieres next month, July 15th, with the awesomely titled episode, “Live Free or Die”.