September 20, 2013
Bryan Cranston on 'Breaking Bad' ending: 'It's very unapologetic and exciting'
Just two episodes of the hit US drugs drama now remain...
Bryan Cranston has spoken about the ending of Breaking Bad, the hit US TV show in which he stars as chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White.
The show's penultimate episode 'Granite State' premieres on US network AMC this Sunday (September 22), followed by the eagerly-anticipated finale 'Felina' on September 29. UK viewers are able to watch on Netflix, where each episode is being made available soon after it finishes in the US. Both episodes will be slightly longer than normal, the show's producer Peter Gould has confirmed.
Speaking about Breaking Bad's conclusion during a Radio Times interview, Cranston explained that the show's creator Vince Gilligan has stayed true to his vision for the series. "Its exactly what he had hoped for. And my hope was that he would be very satisfied with what he's done. And he is," Cranston said. "The ending of Breaking Bad is very unapologetic and exciting. It's a rollercoaster ride."
Cranston also predicted that viewers will continue to experience mixed feelings towards his character Walter White as events come to a head. "Here's the thing," he explained. "Before all is said and done, you will continue to vacillate in your appeal and sympathy toward him and your absolute anger toward him. This is a tragedy. We're talking about a Shakespearean novel. This is about the downfall of man."
Meanwhile, the Breaking Bad spin-off series that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have been planning is now officially in the works. The spin-off will centre on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk who is known for his catchphrase "Better call Saul!"
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