Showrunners Announce The End of the Breaking Bad Universe

The Breaking Bad universe will be coming to an end – the showrunners have confirmed. As reported by Deadline, the Better Call Saul finale airing next week on Netflix will mark the end of AMC’s shared universe – which launched fifteen years ago with Breaking Bad in 2008.

The showrunners broke the news during the final virtual TCA panel for Saul. “You can’t keep putting all your money on red 21.” said Gilligan, who recently gave his thoughts on a special cameo appearance in the penultimate episode. 

“I feel like we probably pushed it doing a spinoff to Breaking Bad [but] I could not be more happy with the results. Then I did El Camino and I’m very proud of that too. But I think I’m starting to sense you’ve got to know when to leave the party, you don’t want to be the guy with a lampshade on your head,” he continued.

He later added that he had no “plans right now to do anything more in this universe. I know I probably gave the same answer at the end of Breaking Bad. I gotta prove to myself that I got something else in me. I’m not a one trick pony, that’s what I’m hoping.”

Peter Gould said he “couldn’t be happier or more proud of the work. but like Vince, I think I want to try there are some things I wanted to try,” 

“Having said that, I love Albuquerque. I love Bob I love Rhea, I love Vince, love the whole group so we’ll keep as much of the band together as we can and also, never say never, who knows how we’re going to feel in a couple of years.”

Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, and Giancarlo Esposito. All five seasons and all twelve episodes of Season 6 are available on Netflix. 

Matt Bailey

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