AMC Announces Summer 'Breaking Bad' Binge Marathon With New Bonus Content TVWeek
AMC's award-winning drama series "Breaking Bad" has not exactly been hard to find: Online you can stream or download various episodes on amc.com, iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Google Plus and Xbox. You can purchase various seasons on DVD or Blu-ray. And you can watch various episodes on-demand through a number of distributors, such as your local cable operator.
And, soon, reruns of "Breaking Bad" will be back on the AMC TV channel itself.
Here's the full announcement from AMC:
RELIVE "Breaking Bad" FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WITH AMC’S "Breaking Bad" BINGE TELEVISION EVENT
Tune In Every Sunday Night, Beginning August 10, For Episodes of the Emmy Award-Winning Drama
Episodes Kick Off With Bonus, Never-Before-Aired Interviews with the "Breaking Bad" Cast and Crew
New York -- Tuesday, July 1, 2014 -- AMC announced today a "Breaking Bad Binge" television event beginning on Sunday, August 10. Every episode from the Emmy Award-winning drama series will air in order on Sunday nights from 5pm-1am ET/PT beginning with the pilot and concluding on Sunday, October 5, with the series’ record-breaking finale, “Felina.” Episodes will kick off with never-before-aired interviews with the cast and crew, including an inside look at the making of the episode, and commentary from those who helped make "Breaking Bad" “one of the greatest dramas in TV history” (The Hollywood Reporter).
With millions of "Breaking Bad" viewers still engaged each week on social media, AMC will also give fans an even deeper dive into the "Breaking Bad" world with custom social graphics and content, including episode and season badges, character quote cards and iconic moments. Through a partnership with Facebook, the network will deliver a never-before-seen glimpse into the evolution of the "Breaking Bad" Facebook community, which consists of almost 10 million fans and still continues to grow each week. Together, AMC and Facebook will analyze over six years of posts, likes, shares and comments to bring the series’ social stats to life and demonstrate how trends, such as Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) alter ego “Heisenberg,” took off on social media.
In addition, the "Breaking Bad Binge" will be complemented with new content on AMC.com. Using the Story Sync platform, the "Breaking Bad Binge Companion" will deliver an all-new interactive experience to fans of the show that tracks the story being told in each batch of episodes during the Binge marathon. Every Sunday night, AMC.com will release a new Companion with 40-50 pieces of content to accompany that Sunday’s episodes. Content will include trivia questions, polls on fan-favorite through-lines throughout the series, graphics on the science of the show, freeze frames of key moments in each episode, memorable one-liners from the characters, video replays and webisodes.
AMC’s "Breaking Bad" capped its historic run in September 2013, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49. Ratings for the final episode were up 300% over the previous season’s finale, demonstrating the remarkable growth of the iconic series.
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad" is produced by Sony Pictures Television with Mark Johnson (Gran Via) and Michelle MacLaren as executive producers. "Breaking Bad," which first premiered on AMC in January 2008, follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future.
The series has garnered 10 Emmy Award wins -- including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series -- two Peabodys, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). "Breaking Bad" stars three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul; Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; and Bob Odenkirk.