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Breaking Bad is Getting its Own Vodka

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Iconic television show that will not be forgotten for decades, “Breaking Bad” has gotten its own signature vodka! Don’t worry the spirit is colored blue like “Blue Sky” from the series. It is also called “Heisenberg” after Bryan Cranston’s meth dealing crime lord character.

Heisenberg Vodka will release in three collectible bottles with each bottle featuring a different quote from the series. The quotes will be “The one who knocks,” “Tread lightly,” and of course, “Say my name.”

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said,

“The Dude had his White Russians, the Blues Brothers had their Night Train … and now Heisenberg has his very own Blue Ice Vodka! I’m counting on our fans to use it in the creation of a great many delicious cocktails. I’m thirsty just thinking about it.”

A trailer has been released for the vodka, which you can watch below. Right now the vodka is only available on Reserve Bar, which you can order here, and will soon be available nationwide.

Better Call Saul Releases New Teaser and Premiere Date

Bob-Odenkirk-as-Saul-in-Breaking-BadAMC announced earlier this week that the highly anticipated “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” will premiere Sunday, February 8 while the second episode will air the following night on February 9.

“Better Call Saul” is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White.  When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet.  Working alongside and often against Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, a beloved character first introduced in “Breaking Bad.” The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer.”

Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as lawyer Saul Goodman along with BB alum Jonathan Banks who also reprises his role as Mike Ehrmantraut. The cast also includes Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga – characters who are said to represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of BB, directed the first episode of “Better Call Saul.” The first season will consist of 10 episodes and air Sundays at 10 P.M. The series has already been renewed for second season of 13 episodes by AMC.

You can watch the new trailer below:

“Better Call Saul” Will Overlap “Breaking Bad” and Beyond

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Fans have been wondering just when and where the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” series would take place and whether we would see any crossover with the original series. This week, executive producer Peter Gould and co-showrunner Vince Gilligan confirmed that “Better Call Saul” would take place before, during, and after “Breaking Bad.” In fact, it will move back and forth over several decades.

Gould told New York Daily News,

“One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and afterBreaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”

Though Gould doesn’t want fans to think of this series as Walter White memorabilia but a series all its own that is building off of an already established framework.

“We want to make a show that stands on its own, is its own story and is a brand extension,” Gould continued. “We think we have a story that is worth making. … We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But [with Saul,] at a certain point, you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”

Another interesting aspect of the series is that for the first time we get to see Saul in another aspect of his life outside of work.

“We’ve only seen Saul in his professional habitat. It will be interesting to see a more personal, intimate side of Saul Goodman.”

Despite the “Better Call Saul” premiere being pushed to 2015, it has prematurely been renewed for a second season.

“It’s tremendous for us because we get to plot out two seasons, and the way we work is similar to “Breaking Bad” as it is very serialized, and each episode builds on the last,” he said of the renewal. “That gives us a much bigger canvas to play with.”

Bryan Cranston Talks Walter White’s End and “Better Call Saul”

transformation_of_walter_white It was a pretty intense ride as the main character from “Breaking Bad” went from likable cancer patient doing what he could for his family to a ruthless killer in the name of money over the span of the series. But did he get what he deserved in the end?

Bryan Cranston thinks so. The actor who played White spoke out about the end of the series and the end of the character.

“I think he got what he deserved,” Cranston reflected. Adding, “I have hopes that Walter Jr. will take over the business and create an empire of his own.”

With the spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” on the horizon, it is possible that we will see Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) again. “Better Call Saul” executive producer Vince Gilligan saying that he’d like to see both actors/characters make an appearance on the new series. And Cranston has other ideas for the new series too.

“How could I do that? I don’t know how that works,” Cranston reflected when asked if that is something he’d be interested in doing. “I would like to direct an episode, though.”

Netflix Confirms 4K Breaking Bad to Arrive By June

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Netflix has officially announced that 4K streaming of “Breaking Bad” will happen sooner rather than later. The company confirmed that mega-hit show will begin streaming in 4K this June.

“Breaking Bad” has already been licensed to Netflix but the remastering of the series will include the 4K resolution and 5.1 surround sound.

The Netflix Original Series, “House of Cards” has already begun airing in 4K and the company also said that it will start shooting and airing all of its Original shows in 4K from now on.

Don’t worry, the 4K Streaming was added at no extra charge and can simply be viewed by anyone with a 4K TV new enough to decode the HEVC codec that Netflix streams its shows with.

Bryan Cranston to Write Memoir About “Breaking Bad”

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Bryan Cranston is baring all once more. And this time he won’t be in his underwear (well, maybe.) The actor, who has wowed audiences as Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” is writing a memoir.

For his role as Walter White, Cranston won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In addition, Cranston won four Emmys as a producer of the show.

“Walter White taught me a lot — some of it useful, some of it dangerous,” Cranston, 58, says in a statement from his publisher.

He explains his plans “to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.”

Cranston has signed a seal with publisher Scribner. The highly anticipated memoir is expected in fall 2015.

Mike Ehrmantraut Will Be In “Better Call Saul”

Jonathan Banks has officially been confirmed to reprising his role as Mike Ehrmantraut in the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.”

Currently, Banks is appearing on NBC’s “Community” as Professor Buzz Hickey. He will join Bob Odenkirk as the titular role of Saul Goodman.

“Better Call Saul” is the prequel series which traces the origins of ambulance chasing lawyer by day, all around criminal fixer by night, weekends, and much of his day. According to Deadline, Banks will be a series regular on the show, which means that he will be a part of Goodman’s journey to become the man who would be Walter White’s lawyer.

Conceived of by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould, Better Call Saul is set to premiere on AMC in November.

“Better Call Saul” Coming to Netflix in 2014 After AMC Debut

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Netflix and Sony Pictures Television have partnered up to make the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” available exclusively to streaming members in Europe and Latin America shortly after its airing in the U.S. beginning in 2014.

For viewers in the U.S. and Canada, the complete first season of “Better Call Saul” will be available to Netflix members after its season finale on AMC Networks. The deal makes Netflix the exclusive subscription television service in all its territories for both the new series and the original.

“Better Call Saul” will feature Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. The series is co-created and executive produced by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan. The show will follow mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said,

“‘Breaking Bad’ is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television. It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world.”

“Breaking Bad” Creator Dicusses Jesse Pinkman’s Fate

I think we all like to assume that the “Breaking Bad” character, Jesse Pinkman, got away in the end. That he was free, that he made it to Alaska, and everything was perfect. However, that is likely not the case if we think about things realistically and recently, the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, talked about the character’s fate.

In the finale, which you can see the final 30 seconds for Jesse above, we see him speeding away in a car, hysterical and somewhat happy. According to Gilligan, though, this happy ending is followed by the strong possibility that the  authorities aren’t too far behind.

“My personal feeling is that he got away,” Gilligan said in an interview with GQ. “But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kids fingerprints all over this lab and they’re going to find him within a day of a week or a month. And he’s still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents.”

Let’s just pretend he made it to Alaska, shall we?

“Better Call Saul” May Be a Sequel/Prequel Hybrid

 

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Since it was revealed that a “Breaking Bad” spinoff featuring our favorite criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, was in the works, fans have been speculating about what and who exactly we will see in the new series. It was later confirmed that the show would be a prequel to BB featuring the pre – Walter White life of Goodman. But it is possible that we may see his life in Nebraska following the events of the BB finale as well.

During a recent interview with IGN, the actor who plays Goodman, Bob Odenkirk, talked about his hopes and ideas for the upcoming series.

Odenkirk was asked about the possibility of including flash forwards to Goodman post-BB. He confirmed that he had brought up that the series creator Vince Gilligan.

“Well, I’ve talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould], who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel,” said Odenkirk.

As for how Goodman becomes the titular character, that is still in the works. Odenkirk says that while Gilligan is still formulating the backstory, he has some ideas regarding his character’s illustrious past as well as how he becomes Goodman on screen.

I wouldn’t go into too much detail, because I don’t want to influence Vince at all in his efforts. I’m approaching this the way I approached Breaking Bad, which is, ‘Vince, you write it and then you hand it to me and I will figure out my part.’ And I will not try to own the universe, or tell you what happens, or dictate anything. I will do the job of an actor, which is take the script, study it, think about it, feel it and ask myself, ‘Who is this person is and how do I be him?’ It’s been incredibly freeing to do that. You know my resume. You know I’ve directed, produced, and written. And when you do all of those things, acting is a lot less fun and you have a lot less energy and focus as an actor because you’re thinking of all the things revolving around the character, rather than just playing the role.

Odenkirk also added that the “writers are starting up in two or three weeks, so they’re trying to get that ready.”

Currently, there is no word on who else we can expect to cameo or appear in “Better Call Saul” or an anticipated premiere date.