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Breaking Bad Season 5 Hits Netflix November 1st

Yeah science!

If you’re fond of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and their patented* blue crystal meth, you’ll be happy to hear that Season 5 of the award-winning Breaking Bad is coming to Netflix on November 1st.

This is the first half of the fifth season mind you, with each half having 8 episodes and all previous seasons are still available too. More Breaking Bad than a DEA Agent would know what to do with.

It’s worth noting that Season 5 is debuting on Netflix UK & Ireland before anywhere else in the world where Netflix is available, who ever said we don’t get looked after.

*It’s not patented?! Walter really needs to get his priorities straight…


Full press release below.


Dublin, 16 October 2012Breaking Bad season 5 part 1 will be available on an exclusive subscription basis for Netflix members to watch instantly in the UK & Ireland beginning November 1st, 2012, before appearing on Netflix in any other region where the service is available. The release also represents the first-run of the highly-anticipated final season episodes for fans of the show in the UK and Ireland.

Breaking Bad continues to be a huge success on Netflix, driving even bigger streaming figures with each successive season launch, as existing fans watch the new episodes and additional members discover season 1 for the first time.

Starring Emmy-award winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad follows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin trying to secure his family’s financial future. The fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed series is sure to have audiences gripped to find out how the anti-heroes end their story.

“We are thrilled to bring these highly-anticipated new Breaking Bad episodes on a first-run basis to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland,” said Kelly Merryman, Vice President of Content Acquisition. “Season four broke viewing records for us across the board and we expect fans of the show to be even more excited about season 5 part 1 becoming available so soon after their premiere on television in the United States.”
All previous seasons of Breaking Bad are available now for Netflix members in the UK and Ireland to enjoy. Anyone can begin a free, one-month trial of Netflix by simply visiting Netflix.com.

Breaking Bad is produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
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With more than 27 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV series. For €6.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited films and TV episodes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.


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