AMC will air every Breaking Bad episode for New Year's marathon
It’s almost time for a Breaking birthday, and AMC plans to celebrate with a marathon.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the birth of Breaking Bad, a.k.a. one of the most revered dramas in television history, the network will give you maximum meth, airing all 62 episodes of the series that turned Walter White from harmless chemistry teacher into chilling drug lord. The marathon will officially kick off on Dec. 31, unspooling the episodes in chronological order each weekend through January, wrapping up on Jan. 29.
AMC is now airing promos for the marathon that insert the 10th anniversary theme into iconic moments from the series. (For example, the season 5 flashforward with Walt making the bacon on top of his birthday eggs spells out 10 instead of 52.)
Starring Bryan Cranston as Walt, and Aaron Paul as his apprentice Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad ran from Jan. 20, 2008 until Sept. 29, 2013, claiming two Outstanding Drama Series Emmys. Cranston claimed four Lead Actor Emmys for his portrayal of Walt, while Paul took home three Supporting Actor Emmys as Jesse. Anna Gunn, who played Walt’s wife, Skyler, also scored a pair of Supporting Actress Emmys.
The Breaking Bad universe, of course, permeates spin-off Better Call Saul, which features slippery lawyer Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). The prequel, which debuted in 2015, will launch its fourth season in 2018.
Here’s the official schedule for the marathon:
Dec. 31: Begins at 2 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 100 to 203)
Jan. 1: Begins at 2 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 204 to 213)
Jan. 6: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 301 to 306)
Jan. 7: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 307 to 311)
Jan. 13: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 312 to 403)
Jan. 14: Begins at 6 p.m. (Episodes 404 to 408)
Jan. 20: Begins at 3:15 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 409 to 413)
Jan. 21: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 501 to 506)
Jan 27: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 507 to 511)
Jan. 29: Begins at 6 p.m. ET/PT (Episodes 512 to 516)
And here’ s the 10th anniversary logo, which was designed by series creator Vince Gilligan.