Walt and Jesse will stop cooking at Netflix in 2025. For years, Breaking Bad has served as one of the most popular offerings on Netflix, as the show continues to be watched frequently by both newcomers to the series and hardcore fans going back through with multiple viewings. Its availability on streaming has kept the series popular in the years since AMC aired its final episode in 2013, nearly a full decade ago.
But all good things must come to an end. According to The Wrap, a slew of popular television shows have been given expiration dates to end their respective runs at Netflix, and among them is Breaking Bad. The show is officially set to exit Netflix on Feb. 10, 2025. Several other shows have also been given end dates, set to end before the end of 2024. That includes titles like Community, 30 Rock, NCIS, and How to Get Away With Murder. Netflix could possibly renew the license for streaming rights, but with the streaming wars heating up immensely, such a popular show like Breaking Bad will not come cheap.
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Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad tells the story of a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), turning to meth production following a lung cancer diagnosis in order to pay his medical bills and provide for his family. He enlists the help of a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), while trying to keep his drug empire secret from his wife Skylar (Anna Gunn) and DEA agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris).
Breaking Bad is one of the most successful TV shows of all time, actually getting named as the most critically acclaimed series ever by Guinness World Records in 2013. It also garnered a slew of awards during its run, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards; Cranston, Paul, and Gunn all won acting Emmys for their roles on the series on multiple occasions. The season 5 episode “Ozymandias” is the highest-rated episode of any TV series ever on IMDb. And these are just some of the many accolades acquired by the show while it was on the air.
Breaking Bad Fans Continue to Rewatch the Series on Netflix
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Because Breaking Bad was so captivating for audiences, it remains a popular title for fans to binge on Netflix. Its popularity also spawned the spinoff series Better Call Saul which has previous seasons available on the streamer as well. That show is also nearing the end of its own run on television with just three episodes left. Given the continued popularity of the franchise, there’s a good chance we’ll soon enough get another series set in this universe.
Breaking Bad is streaming on Netflix until at least 2025.