The kids are trying to keep their parents from watching graphic sex and violence on television. Now Randy and Sharon’s nightly TV routine is interrupted and getting their "Informative Murder Porn" back is a matter of life and death.
"I checked & it's official. Last 2 #BreakingBad eps are 75 minutes each w/commercials," tweeted Breaking Bad writer and co-executive producer Peter Gould. "Set your DVRs accordingly. Better still, watch live!"
Indeed, AMC announced today that it is in the early stages of developing a spin-off to The Walking Dead, set for 2015. Details are scarce. Here’s what AMC had to say, according to TVLine.
“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said AMC prez Charlie Collier in a statement. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
Series creator Robert Kirkman added this:
“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”
AMC and Sony Pictures Television announced today that they're moving forward with the Better Call Saul spinoff of Breaking Bad. The show is planned as a "one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer."
The series is not a totally done deal, though. Deadline reports that the series order is "pending the complication of Sony TV’s deals with Gilligan, [BB writer/producer Peter] Gould and Odenkirk," and the Sony/AMC statement does not mention any of these three men. It just touts that it has reached a "licensing agreement," and that wasn't an oversight: Sony tells Vulture that the studio has "nothing else to add right now."
"In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50’s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next generation American Psycho"