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