‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer; Premiere Date Set

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 1st, 2011 at 9:04 am,

Breakin Bad season 4 AMC ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer; Premiere Date Set

(If you have yet to see Breaking Bad Season 3, this article may contain spoilers. Read on at your own risk.)

Perhaps series star Bryan Cranston simply wanted time to let his hair grow out. Well, whatever the reason, AMC has set a firm date for the return of the highly praised drug drama Breaking Bad.

Season 3 aired its final episode on a massive cliffhanger – and since then fans have been clamoring for more of Walter White (Cranston) and his partner Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Come July 17, however, audiences will finally learn the fate of not only Walter White, but also of too-good-to-be-true lab assistant Gale (David Costabile) – last seen staring down the barrel of Jesse Pinkman’s gun.

Beyond a nerve-racking climax, season 3 showed why Breaking Bad is one of the best programs on television. By developing a series of complex characters – each with their own distinct storylines – the show and its creators are to be commended for keeping a growing (but never cumbersome) cast coming back after such a long hiatus. Everyone from Walter’s wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), DEA brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris), to his potential nemesis Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) will be making a return. Even smarmy strip-mall lawyer Saul (Bob Odenkirk) will be back for more in the fourth season.

Critically speaking, Breaking Bad is the heir apparent to AMC’s first-born, Mad Men. Though Matthew Weiner’s sophisticated and stylish period drama steals much of the limelight, Vince Gilligan’s masterful birth-of-a-criminal saga has landed numerous accolades for its acting – earning Cranston three straight Emmys for best actor in a drama series and a best supporting actor win for Paul as well.

Brian Cranston Breaking Bad Season 4 ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer; Premiere Date Set

All that praise doesn’t mean Gilligan is resting on his laurels, however.  The series’ creator says Breaking Bad season 4 will be some of the best the show has delivered so far.

“We try very hard to make this show as exciting and as nail-biting as possible, and I think in season 4 we’ve done some of our best work yet along those lines. There are going to be twists and turns that people will be talking about for a while to come, I believe.”

Take a look at the trailer released by AMC.

AMC has begun to develop quite a reputation for not only some of the best-scripted programs on television (cable or otherwise) – but also for lengthy development periods between seasons. Though the reasons behind the recent delays in Breaking Bad may differ greatly from the gap in the Mad Men schedule, the network has gratefully never been accused of rushing what many consider to be perfection.

It is this respect for quality, and determination to (mostly) allow their creators to do as they see fit with their programs, which gives AMC arguably the most diverse, intelligent and entertaining line-up on television. Oh, and they have zombies, too.


Breaking Bad season 4 premieres on AMC July 17.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Probably took so long because they probably spent forever figuring out how to get themselves out of the huge twisted pickle they had written :D

    and if you have never seen this show you are missing out.

    • That was exactly my guess so far though the writers have done a good job with their loose ends so I believe they will pull it off quite nicely…

  2. I received the 1st 2 seasons as a gift and it took a few episodes for me to get into it but I am now hooked. Season 3 was crazy and I can’t wait to see how things piece together. AMC is knocking it out of the park lately.

  3. awesome pics!

  4. Best show to ever hit TV period.

  5. I love Breaking Bad. This show honestly had not had one bad episode or even one sub par quality one. It’s fantastic from beginning to what is so far the end. Only complains is the long horrible wait for season and so few episodes. Would be nice to get at least a 15 episode arc they cram so much in to so few episodes that sometimes it can seem a little to crazy. I decided to get my girl friend in to the show and watched one episode that had 3 major events in it that I had believed to be three different episodes. That’s how much they cram in to every episode.

    • I disagree , season 3 .. the one about the fly in the lab .. LAME !! clearly thats when the writers strike hit

  6. I can’t wait for the fourth sesaon of this show. Such good writing and acting can go a long way. It will be interesting to see what happens. I haven’t had cable since the last season, so I guess I will have to get it for a few months!

  7. I can’t wait to see the aggressive Mr. White unleashed…ugh just a few more days but the wait is driving me crazy. Like everyone else, I have been frustrated by how long they took to come out with Season 4, but if it means they spent extra time making it the best BB season ever, then I’m sure by July 18 I will have no complaints

    The extended trailer sure is enough promise to make me hopeful that it will indeed continue to build on everything…and again, the idea of Walter White going on the offensive is enticing.

    Oh also, gotta love the fact that they used Middle Distance Runner’s “Brother John” in the extended trailer, really added such a cool eery vibe to it. Here’s to a great season, and more to come after!

  8. I think the writers of this show are top of the line. Its refeshing to NOT see predictable, copy cat sequels. I am addicted to Breaking Bad