The long speculated two separate runs of "Breaking Bad" final season have been confirmed by the show's lead actor, Bryan Cranston. "We're splitting it," the Emmy Award winner shared. "We're going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year."
AMC has not officially announced the split, but a studio spokesperson has said the four-month production hiatus is "one scenario" that's being considered. According to Entertainment Weekly, the network "wants to divide the final season so it has a strong summer drama airing this year and the next."
The first episode of the show's fifth and last season is currently being shot in New Mexico. No premiere date is set for the upcoming installment yet, but actors of the critically acclaimed series believe it will return in July.
Dishing on the upcoming season opener, Cranston recently said, "We pick up right where we left off. We're cleaning up the pieces from last season's huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It's not as easy as Walter thought."
"And as we've discovered over the years, you don't really know who Walter White is," he went on spilling. "I'm still discovering who he is and I'm trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There's physical danger to himself and his family, plus there's the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It's about the evil that men do and where that takes him."