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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 6 is Greenlit and Coming Soon!

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Breaking Bad fans, you can start celebrating now. In a recent announcement, Walter White is not dead, and it has been confirmed that a sixth season of the AMC award-winning drama Breaking Bad is coming. This IS NOT a RUMOR. This is a statement from series creator Vince Gilligan, in an interview with NBC News.

According to Gilligan,

Walter White is not dead, and neither is Breaking Bad. We’ve kept it under wraps for months, now the cat’s out of the bag. Season 6 is coming, and it’s going to be epic and true to the fans that have followed the show so incessantly.

Gilligan goes on to say why he wants to continue the show:

“I just couldn’t walk away from it. This isn’t a cash-grab or a sophomoric attempt to bastardize what was such a beautiful ending to season 5. I’ve invested so much of myself in these characters that I’d always had an inkling I’d return to it, even outside [the] Better Call Saul [spinoff]. The kicker was I’d need a spark, something that made it make sense for these stories to continue.”

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Will Jesse Pinkman and Walter White’s relationship make it through season 6 on ‘Breaking Bad’. Image: AMC

Last May, Bryan Cranston almost squealed in an interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield. During the interview, Cranston was asked about Walter White’s ultimate demise. Cranston only had this to say: “Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything. Or say … you know.” Cranston has been asked in the past if the White could show up in the Breaking Bad spin-off show Better Call Saul, and he said that he would love to be in the show. Gilligan spoke a bit more about how the decision was made to follow through with a sixth season:

“Bryan [Cranston] called me up and said he had this incredibly lucid dream in which Walt wakes up in a hospital bed surrounded by the DEA, ends up breaking out of prison and finds out he’s got fans,” Gilligan said. “This isn’t a redemption story, it’s got a bleak, dark premise. I can’t give away any more of the details, but let’s just say Walt has quite a bit of unfinished business to attend to, and it sure as hell has nothing to do with teaching high school science.”

Gilligan says that the entire cast has agreed (on principal) to return for one last season of the show, should the opportunity arise. Even Saul himself, Bob Odenkirk star of Better Call Saul, spoke about whether he had heard of  a sixth season of Breaking Bad, to which he said:

“I’m not surprised in the least that Vince is going back to Breaking Bad, I’ve been working with him on set for a long time, and the last few times I’ve seen him, he’s had sort of a glint in his eye, a bounce to his step. He’s laughing at a bunch of jokes I couldn’t pull off two years ago. I mean, comedy and drama can be radically different, and no one does drama like Vince. I’m completely on board.”

Jesse and Walt have come so far since Season 1 of 'Breaking Bad'. Where will Season 6 take them? Image: AMC
Jesse and Walt have come so far since Season 1 of ‘Breaking Bad’. Where will Season 6 take them? Image: AMC

After hearing the announcement that Gilligan made about season six of the show, Breaking Bad writer, Paul Horner confirmed the news with NBC News:

“Yes, it’s true. You don’t know how much of a relief this is to finally get this off my back. I’ve been keeping this a secret for two long months now, I was ready to explode,” he said. “Here’s a little spoiler for all you fans out there so stop reading right now if you don’t want any information, otherwise, lets go. Season six begins with Walt waking up in the hospital, handcuffed to his bed. Like Bryan [Cranston] said last May, nobody ever saw a body bag, so essentially, the last episode of Season 5 was left open-ended. Skyler, Walt Jr., Marie… none of them have any idea he’s survived, but the DEA is right on top of it. We’ll go through the motions of people finding out he’s alive – many people wanted Walt dead, so there’s a lot of disconcerted, angry people out there.

We have Walt going to trial, his incarceration and how he’s keeping Heisenberg and the blue meth on the streets during his imprisonment. Season 6 will have Walt’s eventual breakout. Despite the fact that he’s being held prisoner in a fashion not seen since Hannibal Lecter. The nationwide manhunt for Jesse Pinkman is both epic and gripping. And I can tell you for certain his relationship with Walt will continue, in a much more strained, arch-nemesis-type fashion. None of this is anything you won’t find out about in the trailer. It’s high time to get truly, truly excited for the greatest show of all time! I believe in this, it’s a valid and worthwhile continuation of something that deserves discernment and care. Breaking Bad Season 6! It’s not over yet!”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 6 is coming, according to director Vince Gillian. Image: AMC

Bring on Fappy

If you need anymore confirmation for a Breaking Bad season 6, actor Paul Horner told NBC News that he is exited for his role in the show, as ‘Fappy the dolphin’. Fappy is a Christian anti-masterbation organizations mascot. Horner says that he is excited to be in the show:

“I’m not familiar with the show. Honestly if it’s not in the Bible I probably haven’t heard about it,” Horner said. “A couple months ago, the great Lonnie Childs, president of Stop Masturbation Now, contacted me and asked if I wanted to be in one of those moving picture shows about breaking stuff badly and smoking methamphetamine. I told him I had never tried meth before, but had heard good things. I also told him I was interested in the part, but just as long as the breaking show had no self-rape or homogayness in it. He assured me it didn’t, so I said, sure, why not!” Horner continued, “I think this is a perfect platform to help spread awareness about the dangers and consequences of masturbation. This is going to be so much fun! Praise Lonnie Childs! Praise Fappy!”

Breaking Bad won 10 Primetime Emmys, and was nominated for 267 awards, grabbing 101 awards. Shooting for Breaking Bad season 6 began in December 2015.

Brad Repka
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