UPDATED: Breaking Bad's last episodes to appear weekly on Netflix UK?

News Simon Brew 26 Jul 2013 - 10:01

Might Netflix UK have revealed plans to keep the UK up to date with the final episodes of Breaking Bad? UPDATE: Yes!

UPDATE: Glory be, it's confirmed. Breaking Bad's final eight episodes will be available on Netflix UK the day after they air on AMC, starting on Monday the 12th of August.

Showrunner Vince Gilligan said, "Netflix has been instrumental in making Breaking Bad the success that it is – particularly in the UK and Ireland, where it has built an audience and become a huge phenomenon. I am delighted that fans there will be able to enjoy the end of Breaking Bad on Netflix so soon after it airs in the US."

One of the finest television shows of all time starts its final run on August 11th in the US, and we've got some news that might just bring a smile to the faces of UK viewers. It's been a real frustration that no UK broadcaster has heavily backed Breaking Bad, leaving Netflix UK to pick up the slack. But then there's been the problem of lagging so far behind US transmission.

Well, finally, we've got some good news.

As spotted by the folks at Talking Ship, Netflix UK has seemingly revealed that it will be airing the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad on a weekly basis in the UK. The announcement came on Netflix UK's Facebook page, through a new app it's added. At the bottom of said app reads the note "Breaking Bad - The Final Season. NEW EPISODES WEEKLY". You can see it here (or below)...

There's been no formal confirmation from Netflix of this as of yet, but there's a clear suggestion that Netflix UK will follow a model it's worked to on other shows previously, and make available episodes a day or two after their US transmission. As and when this is confirmed, we'll let you know.

In the meantime, check out Talking Ship, here.

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YES!

This makes me happy, very happy.

They've been posting images for a few days on Netflix saying new episodes weekly, they will most likely do the same way they are airing season 3 of The Killing, once a week.

Excellent. I was on that competition. I didn't spot this. I was wondering where I would be watching this. As I definitely wouldn't be able to avoid the spoilers!

This is what I want, but across the board. I'd gladly stump up £30 a month for Netflix if they did this with all the US shows I watch.

God I love Netflix and their business attitude. This is how TV should be.

That's excellent news. Netflix has really begun to hit it's stride in the UK. It's still not a patch on the US version, but it's definitely getting there.

MAKE IT SO.

This is a good move by Netflix. However, until they offer the episodes immediately after the US transmission they are going to be behind the torrent sites. I think people care more about being able to get the episode quickly than getting it for free.

If someone like Netflix could get all the US shows out straight away and in HD, then TV torrents would quickly become a thing of the past.

Yes I concur, the uk is always trailing behind the US and then the networks moan about piracy. Get the content out and available, it's only generations old thinking at networks that stop this from happening.

The UK one is so inferior it borders on insult.

What about on UK iTunes?

It's gotten a lot better recently, and the original content makes it that way. All we need are some enterprising TV creators to work with them in the UK and get some more new shows on in the 'fall' and we'll be sorted.

To be honest. Airing the next day in the UK is completely fine with me. If all the US shows aired the next day, and were available by the time I woke up in the morning, I'd be happy.

It is still the worst one on the planet with the ones older than ours like Canada, US and South America as well as the newer ones like the Scandi ones, have significantly more than us. We still don't even have what any other one had at launch. It is a complete personal insult and they just brush it off as "not my problem, sky own the rights to every single thing that has ever been made, even the netflix made Lillyhammer which wasn't put on the UK netflix". They are spitting in our faces and I do everything in my power to stop people subscribing, I'm currently on a tally of 28 people who I have dissuaded from subscribing. I love how they are so blatant with their paid shills on their facebook page too, (I'll give you three guesses who downvoted my comment about how the consumer is getting ripped off). Use a VPN and just see how much better they treat everyone else, it is disgusting and I will not allow us to be abused like this.

The spiteful bastards. What have the British ever done to Netflix?

Edit: you've counted 28 people on you're personal vendetta against them?? That's a bit odd, dude.

You have 28 gullible friends. Netflix has gotten a lot better and adds more and more every week. Lilyhammer IS available. SKY has a chokehold on the new films in the UK, and they charge 15.99 a month for it. Netflix is in early days in the UK, and I'm pleased with what they've been able to do in the time they've been here! Rights holders are the problem, not Netflix! I'd also point out that when you had it, it may have been bad, but it has gotten a lot better! P.S. You are not a saviour of the internet, and the fact that you think so is ridiculous.

I guess AMC is Breaking the standard formula. BAD. Cool.

Lillyhammer is on Netflix so what're you talking about??
I'm happy with it. If you don't like what's currently being offered then don't get it - don't take it as an insult. It's way better than crappy Lovefilm anyway.
Jesus, do try to get out more.

Amen.

GOD LOVE YOU NETFLIX. Take my love, take my money and I shall happily stay with you forever. <3

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