AMC has officially announced that BREAKING BAD will be renewed for its fifth and FINAL season. The deal that was struck gives the show 16 more episodes that include the remainder of this season and a full run for next season that will conclude the series. BREAKING BAD season five is said to begin production in early 2012.

“It’s a funny irony — I’d hate to know the date of my own last day on earth, but I’m delighted to know what Walter White’s will be (episodically speaking). This is a great gift to me and to my wonderful writers. It’s knowledge which will allow us to properly build our story to a satisfying conclusion. Now, if we don’t manage to pull that off, we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves,” said Vince Gilligan. “Breaking Bad has been a dream job these past four years. Working with the best cast and crew in television has no doubt spoiled me for future projects. I’m lucky to get to work with them on sixteen more episodes, and I will always be grateful to both AMC and Sony Television, who from the beginning, believed in our show and supported me creatively and professionally. We have been able to take risks with Breaking Bad which would not have been possible on other networks.” 

This is very good news for fans of the show because it means we will get a proper ending to this fantastic series. Season three of BREAKING BAD is hands down my favorite season of television ever and the show ranks extremely high in my favorite TV shows of all time. So while I will hate o see the show leave, I will rest easy knowing we will get a full story with a proper ending. 

Season four is currently airing on AMC and I highly suggest you catch up and see what you have been missing.