The 16 episode fifth and final season of AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad will premiere on Spike UK on Thursday June 18th at 11pm, it has been announced.
Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad follows Walter White a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. When White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family’s financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime. The drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mittie, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.
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.