Ever since it was announced, and after perhaps the best season of the critically acclaimed series yet, everyone has been wondering just when Breaking Bad will return for its final season. While we still don’t know the exact return date on air of the series, today one of the actors of the hit show has revealed just when the crew will be headed back to film the beginning of the end.
Collider’s Steven Weintraub tweeted this evening, saying he spoke with star Aaron Paul and that he, “just told me they start filming the final season of BREAKING BAD in March.” There’s a chance we may have some new information as well later on, as Weintraub has interviewed Paul in a video to be posted later. For that, make sure you check out Collider in the near future.
Now, there will be sixteen episodes to film, which may or may not be split into two bundles. To put into perspective how long it takes to film, look at it this way: the fourth season, comprised of 13 episodes, took a little over five months to film, with a season premiere roughly a month afterwards. So, with the new season beginning filming in March, there’s still a chance for the new episodes to make a 2012 airdate.
There will no doubt be additional production time due to the three hours, but if the episode order was to be split into two, we could still very much see eight episodes of Breaking Badbegin in August, air until The Walking Dead premieres in October, and then have the other eight air in March 2013. Of course, however, this is all in theory.
No word yet on what the final episodes will consist of plot-speaking, but it may have something to do with Mike getting his revenge on Walter for Gus’ demise, and Jesse somehow being a pawn in that when he eventually discovers that Walter was the reason for his girlfriend’s son’s poisoning and hospitalization.
We’ll keep you updated on just what exactly will be happening with the series as it progress throughout the year, and if indeed the show returns this summer.