$75M Offered for More ‘Breaking Bad’

Who could resist more Breaking Bad? Not Jeffery Katzenberg, for one. The CEO of DreamWorks Animation offered to commission three extra episodes continuing where the show had left off for $25 million each, with the idea of creating “the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody’s ever done.” He had planned to release the new content as six-minute segments over 30 days online, charging around 50-99 cents per episode. This offer would have made the Breaking Bad team more profit than they made from all five seasons combined, as the last series cost just $3.5 million an episode. However, the offer was made before the final episodes aired, and the resolved ending made Katzenberg’s idea unfeasible. Thanks a lot for teasing us though.