Netflix has announced that it’s got the rights to stream the final episodes of Breaking Bad in the UK and Ireland on August 12.
New episodes will be available exclusively on Netflix every Monday, following the original US broadcast.
The final season of the hit drama about chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-chef Walter White has been split into two eight episode parts. The first part aired last year and the last eight episodes will be shown in the US on August 11, with Netflix subscribers on the other side of the Atlantic getting the goods 24 hours later.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixObviously chuffed about the top grade haul, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the highly-anticipated Final Season of Breaking Bad to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland on a first-run basis. Breaking Bad is a once in a generation calibre of show and continues to be a huge success on Netflix.”
Creator of the show, Vince Gilligan said, “Netflix has been instrumental in making Breaking Bad the success that it is, particularly in the UK and Ireland, where it has built an audience and become a huge phenomenon. I am delighted that fans there will be able to enjoy the end of Breaking Bad on Netflix so soon after it airs in the US.”
All of the previous episodes and seasons of the show, which stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, are available to watch on Netflix now.
The first of the final episodes will be arriving less than a month away. To whet your appetites, here’s nacrocorrido band Los Cuates De Sinaloa’s ‘Negro Y Azul’ better known as ‘The Ballad of Heisenberg’ from the second season.