Like a junkie going through detox, Breaking Bad fans can get their temporary fix with the show’s newly released teaser poster for the series’ final eight episodes. But more likely, they’ll be left hooked for more.
The poster displays the show’s iconic green and smoky backdrop with the cryptic tagline “All Bad things must come to an end.”
The play on the old adage “all good things must come to an end” leaves us wondering in what kind of ending the complex loved or loved-to-be-hated characters will find themselves.
The story follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine overlord, and his misfit-with-a-conscious accomplice, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). When the underdog Walt becomes entangled in the complex world of drugs and deceit as he tries to fund his treatment for lunch cancer, he quickly becomes the anti-hero and drags everyone around him, family included, into the baddest parts of his world.
So if all bad things do, in fact, come to an end, is that to say that the nearly bulletproof Walt will finally meet his end? Creator Vince Gilligan, who directed the series finale, recently gave insight to the moral dilemma he faced when deciding the fate of his morally questionable characters.
“Right now, I am very proud of the final eight episodes,” he said in an interview with New York Magazine. “But we could put them on the air in a few months and people could say, ‘Oh my God. That was the worst ending of a TV series ever.'”
However, he reassures that fans should expect a dramatic finale that ties up all loose ends.
The show’s success has prompted the launch of a Spanish language counterpart called Metástasis. Gilligan has also hinted at a spinoff featuring Breaking Bad’s beloved crooked lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
Only two more months left to anticipate Breaking Bad’s next delivery. The final eight episodes will premiere August 11 in the US on AMC and will be available in the UK afterward on Netflix.