Vince Gilligan Announces Breaking Bad Season 6; Begins Shooting Jan. 2015 – Walt Did Not Die!

Breaking Bad Season 6 Announced by Vince Gilligan

Series creator, Vince Gilligan, has announced that Breaking Bad Season 6 will begin shooting in January of 2015. (AP Photo/Dennis System, File) / AP

Hollywood, CA — Breaking Bad fans around the world are celebrating the stunning, glorious and amazing news announced today: Walter White is not dead, and there will indeed be a sixth season of the wildly-popular, award-winning AMC drama.

This shocking and exciting news comes not from an internet message board or the rumor mill but from series creator Vince Gilligan. In an exclusive CNN interview late Sunday evenening, Gilligan dropped the bombshell.

“Walter White is not dead, and neither is Breaking Bad,” said the 47-year-old writer, director, and executive producer of the groundbreaking show.

“We’ve kept it under wraps for months, now the cat’s out of the bag. Season 6 is coming, and it’s going to be epic and true to the fans that have followed the show so incessantly.”

Gilligan explained his decision to continue with the popular series.

“I just couldn’t walk away from it. This isn’t a cash-grab or a sophomoric attempt to bastardize what was such a beautiful ending to season 5. I’ve invested so much of myself in these characters that I’d always had an inkling I’d return to it, even outside [the] Better Call Saul [spinoff]. The kicker was I’d need a spark, something that made it make sense for these stories to continue.”

The series star Bryan Cranston seemed to drop a major hint in an interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield in May. Asked by Banfield if his character, Walter White, died or not, Cranston said, “Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything. Or say … you know.”

In response to questions about whether the character could show up in a movie or anywhere else ever again, Cranston said: “Never say never.”

Gilligan explained how the decision came about to do a season six.

“Bryan [Cranston] called me up about five months ago and said he had this incredibly lucid dream in which Walt wakes up in a hospital bed surrounded by the DEA, ends up breaking out of prison and finds out he’s got fans,” Gilligan said. “This isn’t a redemption story, it’s got a bleak, dark premise. I can’t give away any more of the details, but let’s just say Walt has quite a bit of unfinished business to attend to, and it sure as hell has nothing to do with teaching high school science.”

According to Gilligan, the entire cast has principally agreed to return for at least one more season. This includes Bob Odenkirk, star of ‘Better Call Saul’, the prequel comedy series which is slated to debut on AMC in February 2015.

“I’m not surprised in the least that Vince is going back to Breaking Bad,” said Odenkirk. “I’ve been working with him on set for a long time, and the last few times I’ve seen him, he’s had sort of a glint in his eye, a bounce to his step. He’s laughing at a bunch of jokes I couldn’t pull off two years ago. I mean, comedy and drama can be radically different, and no one does drama like Vince. I’m completely on board.”

Breaking Bad writer, 35-year-old Paul Horner, upon hearing the announcement by Gilligan confirmed the news with MSNBC.

“Yes, it’s true. You don’t know how much of a relief this is to finally get this off my back. I’ve been keeping this a secret for two long months now, I was ready to explode,” Horner said. “Here’s a little spoiler for all you fans out there so stop reading right now if you don’t want any information, otherwise, lets go. Season six begins with Walt waking up in the hospital, handcuffed to his bed. Like Bryan [Cranston] said last May, nobody ever saw a body bag, so essentially, the last episode of Season 5 was left open-ended. Skyler, Walt Jr., Marie… none of them have any idea he’s survived, but the DEA is right on top of it. We’ll go through the motions of people finding out he’s alive – many people wanted Walt dead, so there’s a lot of disconcerted, angry people out there. We have Walt going to trial, his incarceration and how he’s keeping Heisenberg and the blue meth on the streets during his imprisonment. Season 6 will have Walt’s eventual breakout, despite the fact that he’s being held prisoner in a fashion not seen since Hannibal Lecter. The nationwide manhunt for Jesse Pinkman is both epic and gripping, and I can tell you for certain his relationship with Walt will continue, in a much more strained, arch-nemesis-type fashion. We’re even introducing a few new characters, one being a little comedic relief in a mascot for a Christian organization named Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin. None of this is anything you won’t find out about in the trailer, but it’s high time to get truly, truly excited for the greatest show of all time! I believe in this, it’s a valid and worthwhile continuation of something that deserves discernment and care. Breaking Bad Season 6! It’s not over yet!”

The original series won multiple awards, including ten Primetime Emmys. Out of 267 nominations, Breaking Bad has garnered 101 trophies. Shooting for Breaking Bad: Season 6 is scheduled to begin January, 2015.

VIDEO: Breaking Bad Season 6 Announced

SCRIPT: Breaking Bad Season 6 Episode 1

Breaking Bad Season 6 Episode 1 titled The Phoenix

ARTWORK: Breaking Bad Season 6

Breaking Bad Season six artwork
Artwork By Shane Hudson

INTERVIEW: Vince Gilligan Talking With Reporters About Season 6

Vince Gilligan interview about Breaking Bad season 6


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77 Responses to "Vince Gilligan Announces Breaking Bad Season 6; Begins Shooting Jan. 2015 – Walt Did Not Die!"

  1. Don Sanders says:

    This is the greatest news I’ve ever heard! I just came. Seriously, you can check my pants

  2. Sarah L. says:

    I love this show so much! Thanks for bringing it back Vince!!!!

  3. Dan Winters says:

    Thank you God! THANK YOU!!!!!

  4. Wade says:

    Yeah!!! I’m going to start smoking meth again!!!

  5. Tony says:

    Finally! I thought Fappy the Anti-Masturbation Dolphin would have been perfect for the role of Gus, and, while it’s obviously too late to cast him for that character, I’m very excited to see that he’ll join the show in season 6.

  6. Remember kids, don’t masturbate or you’ll burn in Double-Hell for eternity! Jesus loves you! Conditions apply! Praise Fappy!

  7. G. McGee says:

    I don’t want to see a great show ruined by an after thought from the creator, we saw what happened when George Lucas started going back to starwars….

    I sure do miss breaking bad though.

  8. scott says:


  9. Dianne Thompson says:

    Can’t wait to watch episode one, The Phoenix!!!

  10. Annie says:

    Omg! How awesooome!

  11. esko mörkö says:

    Why ruin already perfect tv-serie?
    Five season was already enough, with most awesome ending. And ofc there’s is a change that this could be ok or even good, but i don’t see any point for this and sure have to see whole thing, but this feels for me just to be fare collection and milking of death cow, what is worth.

    Well let’s see.

  12. suitcase says:

    We never saw body bags for Gus Fring either. Maybe that character will be brought back also.

  13. Dan Winters says:

    Yeah!!! More Breaking Bad!!!

  14. Debbie W. says:

    I hope Skyler gets naked in season six

    • Fox says:


  15. XXL says:

    I wonder if Junior will accept all that money, or he’ll figure it out that it was from Walt

  16. Steve Thompson says:

    I have the weirdest boner right now

  17. Jammer Bone says:

    I think it’s great they’re doing a season 6. Season 5 left so many unanswered questions

  18. Dan D Durr says:

    This is going to be weird. I thought the ending summed up everything

  19. Casandra Lewis says:

    I’m so wet right now

  20. David says:

    Wise up people. The ending to season 5 was perfect. This is going to ruin everything! Don’t do it Vince!

  21. nameless says:

    I really think this news is the best!

  22. Bonster says:

    I dont know exactly how I feel about this. Slightly exploited, yet overjoyed. Mixed in with a sense of disbelief!

  23. Jeff says:

    I love Breaking Bad!!!!

  24. Chris says:

    You guys do realize that this is the best thing ever?

  25. Moroccon man says:

    This won’t ruin the show, it’s fantastic news cause season 5 left so many unanswered questions. I hope that skyler dies, she is a negative boring character. Can’t wait to see what the writers come up with!!!!

    Walt for president!

  26. joe says:

    God… this is so awesome!!!

  27. Dale says:

    But will it take place in Albuquerque?

  28. blabber says:

    YEAH BITCH XD love u jessie

  29. Ryan says:

    Breaking bad merges with walking dead!!

  30. stephanie says:

    What about frank

  31. omg says:

    Are you guys really thinking a season 6 is a good idea? Wake up! It’s not a good idea!

  32. peter says:

    Big mistake!!!

  33. Yalancinin anasini siksinler

  34. scrat says:

    Are you kidding me? Vince is a genius. He can make any ending fabulous! Good luck, Vince and all the guys who will be shooting for that incredible movie. Thanks a lot for this gift.)

  35. This is such great news! Bring back Dexter. And Inspector Morse.

  36. Enfuego says:

    This is like whe MJ came back to the wizards. No he wasn’t the same but it was still awesome to watch and everybody still remembers him with Bulls.

  37. But, thinking about it, it could be like when Bo and Luke got replaced by toy cars in season 5 of The Dukes of Hazard and it totally killed the franchise.
    Nobody ever bought a Dodge Charger again (except, coincidentally (or is it?), Walter White Jr., – and as Vince Gilligan said recently, what he really wanted was a Mustang GT but he felt a nod in director Waylon Jennings direction was the least he could do given his battle with late onset mongoloid Beckhanism and the vast sponsoring deal he got with Chrysler).
    Fringe. Now there’s something that should be brought back from the dead. Get that girl in the water tank again!

    • amanda says:

      Seeing Jessie drive off and wondering what happened to him has NEVER left me (i think I could love you and take you in)… and Frank, where do I begin?? You embody so many of us that didn’t allow ourselves to ‘break bad’. Best show and characters EVER, BITCH! Can I do your craft services???

  38. Screech says:

    Please bring back Walt’s old Pontiac Aztek too. I miss that ugly pos!

  39. Brannigan says:

    I have an idea for an episode for Season 6.

    Walter is in prison and he bribes a guard to help him escape, promising him a lifetime personal supply of Blue Sky meth.

    That guard is none other than Leslie Chow. After a very badly planned out escape and a short car chase that ends with the two getting away, Walter turns to Chow all angrily excited and screaming:

    “What the @#$& was that, Chow!?!?!”

    Chow replies:

    “But did you die?”

  40. sebastian says:

    they are making a mistake, the serie is the best, it should remain for eternity like that.

    Don´t fuck this up.

  41. Library Chick says:

    This news made my day and it’s not even 8 am yet. This show has the best cast and crew. And fans, of course.

  42. Matt says:

    I just finished watching Breaking Bad last night and i was so upset it was over… i felt lost… for the whole of like 8 hours!? Then i found out about season 6 this morning, it’s like vince himself knew how i was feeling about the “end” of the show…. the words gutted and wounded comes to mind.

    Love this show so much! Actors and story lines, both amazing, thank you for blessing us all with this badass show Vince you rock!

  43. Alan says:

    GREATEST SHOW EVER MADE? BUAHAHAHA SERIOUSLY? well.. i really love the show BUT it is a NOTHING compared to what LOST WAS.. AROUND THE WORLD.
    Even the president changed its official speech date once because of LOST and he admited it.
    LOST is BY FAR the BEST show EVER EVER made.
    Breaking bad is great but can’t compare.. simple.. go around other countries and talk about breaking bad.. most ppl wont even know what it is.. go around and talk about LOST.. EVERYONE will be like.. OMG YEAH THAT SHOW.. and start talking about it

    • Dennis S. says:

      Breaking Bad is the best show ever made, and you could have said a lot of shows that you thought were better, and I probably couldn’t have argued with you, but LOST??!!! Fuck you Lost! The show that gets you all stoked on this huge payoff for fucking YEARS, and then doesn’t deliver and leaves THOUSANDS of questions unanswered. There were no unanswered questions in Breaking Bad and had the best ending ever. Fuck Lost!

  44. shant says:

    I m ready to watch✌

  45. Kin Wellard says:

    Breaking Bad was a show for homosexuals, made by homosexuals and watched by homosexuals.

    • Elcop says:

      The homosexual comment is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read, ever. First, what is wrong with something being made by or for a homosexual? Aaaaand I’m not gay and I loved the show. If you were just trying to be silly and say that the show sucked, maybe take a more literal approach next time, because “homosexual” isn’t an insult.

      • Kin Wellard says:

        The show sucked, Elcop.
        It was great, right up to the point where Jesse’s cute girlfriend got her head blown off by those unconvincing nazi-crime-lord-types, leaving her poor little boy to discover her on the doorstep like an accident in a tomato cannery.
        At that point, I cried uncontrollably, became rampantly homophobic, and could not watch any more. And they say that TV doesn’t influence people!
        Unless I hear that she also did not actually die, but just received a mildly debilitating but curable head wound, and that we will see her happily doing family stuff with Jesse in Season 6, I will NOT be pre-ordering the new 6-season box-set of Breaking Bad DVDs from amazon.com. No sir.
        p.s. where I come from it is, bitch.

        • What Are you Smoking says:

          What..? Jesse never had a girlfriend “get her head blown off”…what? I think you’re watching the wrong show or trolling, BAD.

  46. Leo says:

    I´m fucking crying!!!!

    I´m so excited!!!!

    God exist!!!
    And his name is Heisenberg!

  47. mooncoin says:

    They find a cure for cancer! Great news!

  48. yossarian says:

    And next the Soprano family pays the check and walks out of Holsten’s and starts their new season….oh wait James Gandofini is dead! Damn!

  49. Jack says:

    At 65 years young the best show I’ve ever seen with the exception of Roy Rogers!

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