"(Series creator) Vince (Gilligan) feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes. It's not far-fetched. I wouldn't mind visiting that possibility. And this is coming from a guy who doesn't know anything of how the show's going to end. If it doesn't end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he's still alive, that is."
The final season will be split up into two halves, with the first eight episodes debuting Sunday, July 15 at 10 PM ET with Episode 5.01: Live Free or Die. The final eight episodes will debut next summer at an undetermined date.
Creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan also teased a few details regarding the final season. Be warned though, if you haven't watched all of Season 4 in its entirety yet, there is a huge spoiler below.
"We can look forward to Walt's ego growing by leaps and bounds for having killed Gus Fring. To this point, Walt's been able to lie to himself and reason that he's done all these terrible things for his family. But that's a lie that's harder and harder to maintain as this upcoming season progresses and the money piles up and he's faced more and more with the badness that he's done. He's going to be a harder guy to root for, I promise you that. The experiment of the show has been to take a good guy and have him transform himself into a bad guy. And we're committed to seeing that through to the very end."
Breaking Bad episode 5.1, "Live Free or Die" stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks} and is directed by Michael Slovis}.