Breaking Bad returns next month and if this poster is any indication, Walter White is in a very, very bad mood. “Extremely volatile” is certainly a fitting phrase for the show, but what does it mean for Season 4?
It’s unlikely that the “Extremely Volatile” warning label is referring to the potentially unstable chemicals lead character Walter White uses to cook his meth.
Entertainment Weekly posted the image above, which includes the season premiere date (July 17th at 10:00 p.m. on AMC). Everything from the Warning sign, to Walter’s creased brow and the poster’s orange tint screams explosive.
Each season we’ve seen Walter White pushed further over the line as he attempts to balance his regular life with that of his mostly-secret identity as a meth cooker (or whatever the official professional term is for a chemist who makes drugs). If you’re not caught up on the series, AMC’s offering you a couple of different ways to get through the first three seasons before the fourth season premiere:
Leading into season four’s highly anticipated premiere, fans will have a chance to catch up on Breaking Bad, as all episodes from season three will be available On Demand beginning Monday, June 20 through Sunday, July 17. In addition, AMC will air every episode from seasons one through three in late night, beginning Tuesday, July 5. Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season will be released to Blu-ray™ and DVD on Tuesday, June 7 packed with special features, including deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew commentaries, plus five all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and much more.
If you haven’t seen the show, Breaking Bad is about a regular guy who finds out he has cancer and, realizing he’s leaving his pregnant wife and their teenage son with a lot of debt, he decides to use his chemistry skills to cook meth. This leads to a lot of drama as Walter struggles with his health, attempts to keep his illegal dealings from his family, and finds himself immersed in the world of drug cooking and dealing.
Breaking Bad is one of those shows that really does live up to the hype, thanks in large part to Vince Gilligan’s fantastic writing, and outstanding performances by Bryan Cranston (virtually unrecognizable from his role on Malcolm in the Middle), Aaron Paul and the rest of the cast. Season 4's premiere is more than a month away, so you have plenty of time to get caught up between now and then!