AMC Sets TV Premiere of El Camino Following a Complete Breaking Bad Marathon
Your January and February are about to get really Bad. AMC announced today it will air a marathon of all five critically acclaimed Breaking Bad seasons on consecutive Sundays beginning January 19th. The final season of Breaking Bad will lead into the world television premiere of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Sunday, February 16 at 8/7c. The marathon event will also tee up the highly anticipated fifth season of Better Call Saul, which returns Sunday, February 23 at 10/9c.
“The world of Breaking Bad remains iconic and AMC is the destination for all of its brilliant stories – from the place where it all began, Breaking Bad, to the gripping tale of Jesse Pinkman’s continued journey in the feature film El Camino and the next chapter of ‘criminal’ attorney Jimmy McGill’s transformation in Better Call Saul’s upcoming fifth season,” Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said in a statement. “We are beyond proud to be the home for Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s incredible vision and are endlessly in awe of the insanely talented actors that bring the vision to life.”
Check out the full schedule below and mark your calendars!
Sunday, January 19
Breaking Bad Season 1 begins at 4pm/3c
Sunday, January 26
Breaking Bad Season 2 begins at 8am/7c
Sunday, February 2
Breaking Bad Season 3 begins at 8am /7c
Sunday, February 9
Breaking Bad Season 4 begins at 8am/7c
Sunday, February 16
Breaking Bad Season 5 begins at 1:30am/12:30c
The world television premiere of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie airs at 8pm/7c
Sunday, February 23
Better Call Saul season five premiere airs at 10pm/9c
Monday, February 24
Encore presentation of the Better Call Saul season five premiere airs at 7:45pm/6:45c
Better Call Saul Season 5 continues in its regular time slot with Episode 2 at 9pm/8c
Breaking Bad, which first premiered on AMC in 2008, follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. Over its five-season run, the series garnered 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 2014 and 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabodys and was named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, among other accolades. The series stars four-time Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston; three-time Emmy-winner Aaron Paul; two-time Emmy-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and Bob Odenkirk. Breaking Bad is executive produced by showrunner Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson (Gran Via) and Michelle MacLaren and produced by Sony Pictures Television.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan and produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Gilligan and Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television. It premiered with a special presentation in select theaters across the country and on Netflix on October 11.
In the 10-epsiode fifth season of Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit. The series stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito, Patrick Fabian and Tony Dalton, and is executive produced by showrunner Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz. Better Call Saul garnered a 2018 Peabody Award, and, over four seasons, has earned 32 Emmy® Award nominations, three Golden Globe® Award nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, three Critics’ Choice Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards and three AFI Awards for “Top 10 Programs of the Year,” among many other Guild nominations.