EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Bad is continuing its run in the UK on Netflix. I have just learned that the first half of the show’s fifth season (episodes 1 -8) will receive its UK premiere on Netflix UK & Ireland on Thursday November 1st, when all 8 episodes will be made available to subscribers of the streaming service.
The first half of the show’s fifth season picks up after the events of the season four finale, which saw Walter White’s war with Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) end in triumphant victory. Now, his transformation from a well-meaning family man into Heisenberg, a ruthless drug kingpin, is almost complete. No longer under the thumb of a mastermind criminal, Walt now assumes the role of one himself, as he and Jesse (Aaron Paul) look to build their own empire. Meanwhile, Skyler (Anna Gunn) struggles with the reality of her husband’s new role and Hank (Dean Norris) works to wrap up his investigation of Gus’ business.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.