AGREED: Steven Soderbergh Suggests The Last 2 Episodes Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Be Shown In Theaters


I think we just became best friends with Steven Soderbergh.

Speaking with Empire Magazine, director Steven Soderbergh commented that he thinks the final two episodes of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad should be shown in theaters. The series, which left us with our jaws on the floor and hearts racing at the end of the first half of Season 5 last summer, has only eight shows to go before viewers learn the fate of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and the many people involved in their web of lies. It is without question the television event of the Summer, and if Soderbergh is to be believed it just might be a hit at the box office as well.

“I thought it would be really cool”, Soderbergh explains to the magazine, “to have the final two episodes of the show as a movie that aired the Friday after the penultimate episode. You’d sell that during the season – ‘See the season finale in theatres!’ – and just run it for a week, but I feel like you’d clean up. It’s never been done before.”

For the record, Soderbergh has never formally pitched this idea to Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan or his co-producer Mark Johnson, but it seems like a brilliant concept nonetheless. Fans will already be planning home viewing parties to celebrate the show’s end, so why not cash in and bring as many people as possible together to make it a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience?

The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad are scheduled to begin airing August 11. If you think the final episodes should be shown in theaters, tweet AMC and let them know!

James Shotwell

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