As Breaking Bad prepares for its final eight-episode run beginning in August, the body count is set to rise. “As the movie title goes, there will be blood,” showrunner Vince Gilligan promises in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly — but according to him, it’s not the body count fans need to keep an eye on.
“To my mind, that’s not the most interesting thing. It’s the emotional moments and the character moments,” said Gilligan. “We’ve got some stuff that I think is going to be truly satisfying and truly shocking and jarring. It does not always center on moments of violence.”
Gilligan added that the final episodes happen at a “breakneck speed,” and he was surprised “at how much story there was left to tell and how quickly we tell it.”
“You need to really settle down on the couch and pay close attention because it’s going to come at you fast and furious in the final eight episodes,” he said.