All five seasons of ‘Breaking Bad’ to air on new UK Freeview channel Spike

Spike plans to show all 62 episodes stripped across a 12-week period

All five seasons of Breaking Bad are to air on new UK Freeview channel Spike.

Spike, which will launch on Freeview channel 31 next month (April), has acquired the free-to-air rights to the critically-acclaimed drugs drama starring Bryan Cranston Broadcast reports. The channel plans to air all 62 episodes across a 12-week period, but has yet to announce the transmission dates.

Breaking Bad is currently available to UK viewers on Netflix. Channel 5 aired the first two seasons but chose not to pick up Seasons Three, Four and Five.

Breaking Bad originally aired on US cable network AMC between 2008 to 2013, picking up over 100 TV awards including numerous Emmys and Golden Globes. In 2013, the drama created by Vince Gilligan entered the Guinness World Records as the highest-rated TV show of all time.

Meanwhile, Breaking Bad creator Gilligan has recently urged fans to stop tormenting the real-life owner of the house inhabited by Bryan Cranston’s Walter White on the show. Some fans have even tossed pizzas onto the house’s roof in a bid to recreate a famous scene from Season Three of the acclaimed US drama.