Breaking Bad fans everywhere are dealing with the fallout form the series finale. I don’t think anyone was quite ready for it to end, it had to at some point, but that doesn’t mean we were ready.
Apparently, DreamWorks animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is among the fans who weren’t ready for it to end. He apparently offered to pay $25 million an episode for three more episodes, or a 180 minutes for a total cost of $75 million.
“I had this crazy idea. I was nuts for the show. I had no idea where this season was going,” Katzenberg said at Mipcom, via Variety.
“The last series cost about $3.5 million an episode. So they would make more profit from these three shows than they made from five years of the entire series,” he said.
It would’ve been interesting, but it might not have been as great as fans would’ve hoped. He wanted to trickle out the 180 extra minutes of content in six-minute segments over 30 days online, not three episodes. It also wouldn’t have been free, it would’ve cost $0.50 to $0.99 for each segment.
Another way to nickel and dime Breaking Bad fans. There is already outrage over the way the sale of the final episodes went down on iTunes. Fans bought the fifth season as a whole on iTunes, but only got the first half of the fifth season. The second half was sold as a separate season for another charge.
Katzenburg also came up with the idea before he knew where the story line and writers were going and had in mind.