Exclusive: Earlier this month, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that the fourth season of Breaking Bad, which has never been broadcast on UK television, would be released on DVD on October 1st. At the time of that announcement, TVWise also reported that Sony was planning to make the show’s fourth season available on Netflix UK & Ireland in September. My sources have now told me that the fourth season of the AMC drama will receive its UK premiere on the streaming service on September 1st, when all 13 episodes will be made available to Netflix subscribers.
The show’s 13 episode fourth season is poised to pick up from last year’s shocking and gripping finale, in which Jesse (Paul) was on the run, with Mike (Jonathan Banks) in hot pursuit, while Walt negotiated for his life with Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). In a desperate attempt to escape certain death, Walt concocted a disturbing plan – kill his former lab assistant Gale – to provide for his and Jesse’s safety. The scheme ultimately forced Jesse to Gale’s doorstep with a gun while Walt was held hostage in the Superlab. This season, Walt and Jesse must cope with the fallout both personally and professionally. As well, tension mounts as Walt faces a true standoff with his employer, Gus, with neither side willing or able to back down. Walt must also adjust to a new relationship with Skyler (Anna Gunn), whom while still reconciling her relationship with Walt, is committed to properly laundering Walt’s money and ensuring her sister Marie (Betsy Brandt) and an ailing Hank (Dean Norris) are financially stable.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.