There’s often talk of films continuing on where many prime time dramas and cable shows have left off, but they almost never come to fruition.
Now another one can be added to the pile – AMC’s brilliant “Breaking Bad”. Series star Bryan Cranston, speaking with The L.A. Times to promote the new fifth season starting in July, says creator Vince Gilligan “feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes.”
As a result a movie possibility is there. He says “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.”
As for the upcoming season, Gilligan says Walt’s ego and the realisation of what he’s done are going to come into play – “To this point, Walt’s been able to lie to himself and reason that he’s done all these terrible things for his family. But that’s a lie that’s harder and harder to maintain as this upcoming season progresses and the money piles up and he’s faced more and more with the badness that he’s done. He’s going to be a harder guy to root for, I promise you that.”
Gilligan remains committed to the central idea he’s always had – “The experiment of the show has been to take a good guy and have him transform himself into a bad guy. And we’re committed to seeing that through to the very end.”