'Breaking Bad' Episodes To Air On Netflix UK Immediately Following US Broadcast


The much anticipated final episodes of Breaking Bad will be available to watch on Netflix UK immediately following their US Broadcast.  Starting from August 12th, episodes will be live every Monday after their stateside broadcast.

The crystal meth kingpin has become one of many American dramas which have taken the UK by storm, presenting a shift in how broadcasters across the Atlantic syndicate their content overseas.  Usually, Britons have had to wait patiently, for as long as a few months to see new episodes.  But in the face of growing numbers of piracy, especially Game of Thrones, this trend changing.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the highly-anticipated Final Season of Breaking Bad to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland on a first-run basis," said Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "Breaking Bad is a once in a generation calibre of show and continues to be a huge success on Netflix."

"Netflix has been instrumental in making Breaking Bad the success that it is – particularly in the UK and Ireland, where it has built an audience and become a huge phenomenon."  Show creator Vince Gilligan said.  "I am delighted that fans there will be able to enjoy the end of Breaking Bad on Netflix so soon after it airs in the US."

Source: PR Newswire