Is “Breaking Bad” season 5 about to the way of another popular AMC series in “The Walking Dead”? If you believe the latest reports that are coming out at the moment, this seems to be very much the case.
According to Deadline, the network is plotting an upcoming eight-episode aftershow entitled “Talking Bad” to air right after new “Breaking Bad” season 5 episodes all summer long. Like with “Talking Dead,” the special would run for about thirty minutes, and would chronicle everything that happened in the past episode along with interviews and other features. There is no word as to whether or not Chris Hardwick is going to end up hosting this show as he does with the network’s other companion series, but for the time being he has to be considered at least one of the frontrunners for the sake of brand synergy.
From a ratings standpoint alone, we understand why AMC would want to make this move. “Breaking Bad” has become their second-most-popular show after “The Walking Dead,” and like the zombie drama it has the sort of devoted following that could end up watching the show to hear from the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. From a creative standpoint, however, we are not presently sure just how to feel about this. This is one of those shows to us where we would like to come up with our own interpretations for what happens, rather than possibly having the writers come out and try to explain their intention. If the show exists, we hope it will just serve to share some funny stories from set rather than getting too in-depth about a work of art that should interpreted many ways.
“Breaking Bad” will return presumably in July; if you want to find out more now courtesy of some set photos from Aaron Paul, you can do so over at the link here.