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Just over 48 hours before the series finale, 1800 fans gathered at the Centre for Performing Arts for a Vancouver International Film Festival event called 'One Last Cook: A Special Evening With Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan.' The sold out crowd was treated to a Q & A with the genius behind the Emmy winning drama, moderated by Damon Lindelof, as well as a screening of Gilligan's favorite episode.
Vince Gilligan has enjoyed a lot of creative freedom when putting together his AMC drama Breaking Bad, which is currently wrapping up its fifth and final season at the network. It makes since that the producer would be working to get a new project off of the ground now, and CBS has bought Gilligan’s drama, called Battle Creek and the network is moving straight to series with program.
If there's a down side to watching the nearly-hour-long panel discussion featuring Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, it's that it makes me want to rewatch the entire series and I don't think there are enough hours left between now and Sunday night to do that. Unless I gave up sleeping for a couple of days…
One of the worst parts about anticipating the upcoming return of Breaking Bad - besides the wait, obviously - is knowing that there are just eight episodes left in the series, after which the story of Walter White will be over, for better or worse. But Breaking Bad's conclusion may not be the complete end of the saga.
The downside to the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad being split in half was having to wait a year for the second half of that final season to air. But on the bright side, it did prolong the series' inevitable conclusion, and from what series creator Vince Gilligan says, those final eight episodes are going to come at us "fast and furious." And there will be blood.
Breaking Bad fans with an hour to spare might want to sit down and watch the panel Conan O'Brien hosted. The panel took place before an Academy of Arts and Sciences audience and has the red-headed TBS late night talk show host Conan O'Brien talking about the series and its final eight episodes with showrunner Vince Gilligan and the cast about the series and the final eight episodes, which we recently learned will begin airing this August.
It's amazing how much can happen over the course of eleven months. Just ask Walter White. According to Breaking Bad showrunner, that's how much time has passed in Walt's life since the pilot episode of the series. And look how far he's come! We had the opportunity to sit down with Gilliagan and the cast of Breaking Bad at Comic Con last week, and they had some very interesting things about the upcoming season.
For all of those that watched the last season finale of Breaking Bad all the way back in October 2011, I have some very good news: your wait is almost over. This Sunday, July 15th, marks the season five premiere of the show on AMC and we couldn’t be more excited. What will happen with Walt and Jesse’s business? Is Hank going to catch up with them? Where does everything go from here? Hopefully we’ll get a hint of that during today’s Comic Con panel.
All good things must come to an end and Breaking Bad is definitely a good thing. It appears the creator of the AMC drama series has an idea of when the series will end, and it may not be that far off. More on that, a two-minute trailer for Season 4, and some photos from the season premiere ahead!
When something is as big a hit as AMC's Breaking Bad, fans don't really need to sweat over the possibility of a next season, but it's nice to get confirmation anyway