AMC, staring at a future without “Breaking Bad” and maybe also minus the Western drama “Hell on Wheels,” has jump-started talks to bring back “The Killing” after all.
Netflix has been brought into the conversations between AMC and “The Killing” studio Fox, but AMC would get first crack at new episodes of the Veena Sud drama, the Deadline Web site reported.
AMC announced last month that “Hell on Wheels” would return for a third season. But the creators’ contracts were not renewed, after AMC thought another of its writer/producers would become the show-runner — only he put them wise and now the show has no show-runner and its future in doubt.
Last August, AMC announced that “Breaking Bad” would be back for a fifth and final season of 16 episodes — to be dragged out over two years, in two clumps of eight episodes.
Maybe AMC will call the final eight episodes “Breaking Bad: Walter White Out,” bill it as a “limited-event series” and declare it miniseries at trophy season.
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston traditionally won the best drama actor Emmy every year in which he was eligible — until Showtime premiered “Homeland,” which broke Cranston’s winning streak last September.