Hot off the presses, or off the email inbox, AMC TV announced the upcoming season premiere dates for Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels:
Breaking Bad, from Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will be premiering on Sunday, July 15th, 2012 for it’s fifth and final season.
All estimations for this extra long season was that since they were shooting sixteen episodes, that they would air eight and then take a short break and air the next eight early next year. But in the press release, it was announced that the second half of season five would premiere in the summer of 2013.
Seriously gang, I love the show and everything it’s about, but why not just call it season 6 and be done with it!?
Also of note, the second season of Hell on Wheels summer season premiere date was also announced in the same press release fired off to the ensemble of eager TV reporters and fans, announcing it will be returning on Sunday, August 12th.
Over four seasons, “Breaking Bad” has garnered a total of six Emmys® wins; a Peabody Award; it has been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011); and been heralded as one of the best TV dramas on television. Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, the series stars 2008, 2009 and 2010’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston; 2010 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; Bob Odenkirk; and Jonathan Banks. “Breaking Bad” is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC. “Breaking Bad” Season 4 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 5. For more information, visit www.sphepublicity.com.
AMCTV.com recently posted the following clip featuring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on set in Albuquerque:]
There is a reason I am so enamored with this show and I would think the number of accolades lauded on it would back me up!
[The second season of “Hell on Wheels” continues its epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, and his dramatic journey west as he struggles to leave his past behind. Executive produced by John Shiban (“Breaking Bad,” “The X-Files”), Joe and Tony Gayton (Faster, Uncommon Valor) and Endemol USA’s Jeremy Gold, the show depicts the traveling town known as ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. “Hell on Wheels” also stars Common as Elam Ferguson; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant; Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell; Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede; and Robin McLeavy as Eva; Tom Noonan as Reverend Cole; Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes; Philip Burke as Mickey McGinnes; and Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon. The series is executive produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One (eOne) serving as the studio. Season two consists of 10, one-hour episodes. ]