The tone of negotiations between AMC and Sony over “Breaking Bad” has improved and it’s more likely than previously thought that a deal will be reached, reports The New York Times’ ArtsBeat blog.
As previously reported, "Breaking Bad" producer Sony Television sent out feelers to three other cable networks after it hit a stumbling block with AMC over the length of the fifth season.
The possibility of a shortened season isn’t a part of the negotiations currently, The Times reports. AMC has made an offer to Sony for a season that would be longer than the six to eight episodes it had suggested earlier, the piece adds.
The show, currently in its fourth season, has received Emmy Award nominations for best dramatic series, while its star Bryan Cranston has won the Emmy for leading dramatic actor in all of the show’s previous seasons, the piece notes.