Breaking Bad Was Offered $75 Million for Three Additional Episodes
Let’s be honest, the ending to Breaking Bad was something we all expected and saw it coming as soon as Walter’s past-time hobby was out in the open. Jeffrey Katzenberg though wanted much more. The founder of DreamWorks was willing to dish out $75 million of his own money for three more episodes.
According to a report by Variety, Katzenberg had a whole plan to go along with the additional episodes. He wanted to release them online only and in six minutes segments, with viewers having to pay a dollar or less for every six minute segment. That comes to around 7-8 segments an episode.
Katzenberg noted telling ‘them’ that he was “going to create the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody’s ever done.”
It’s unsure as to what the new episodes would have been about. Fans of the series would perhaps have been interested in seeing how the rest of the surviving characters pan out or if the DEA managed to dig up any more of Walt’s secrets.
To be honest, I doubt Katzenberg would had even delivered. His proposition seems more like a last ditch effort to milk the show and I’m happy that the creators decided to go against this ‘bad’ of an idea.