Netflix to Stream ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 Episodes in U.S. Starting Aug. 2

Netflix Breaking Bad

First eight episodes of drama's fifth season to hit Internet service ahead of AMC's bow of series finale

Netflix will feed the need for “Breaking Bad” addicts itching to catch up on the skein, with the Internet video provider set to stream the first eight episodes of season 5 to U.S. users beginning Friday, Aug. 2.

Cabler AMC will air final eight episodes of drama from Sony Pictures Television starting Sunday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. Series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher turned meth overlord, and Aaron Paul as his accomplice Jesse Pinkman.

Separately, Netflix cut pact with SPT to make the final batch of “Breaking Bad” episodes available exclusively to subscribers in the U.K. and Ireland starting Aug. 12, with new segs available a day after they air on AMC in the States.

As for when the back half of season 5 may stream into Netflix’s U.S. queue, a company rep said, “I can’t say anything yet.”

In the U.S. Netflix currently offers the four prior seasons of “Breaking Bad” on streaming and DVD, and the first half of season 5 on DVD.

SEE ALSO: Variety’s Review of “Breaking Bad” Final Season

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  1. Reg Reader says:

    This really steams me – I signed up for Netflix, watched all the available episodes, and now Netflix (or perhaps AMC?) won’t allow me to watch the second half of season 5 in the US but IS showing those episodes in the UK only one day after they air on AMC!!! This is EXACTLY the type of thing that makes a lot of people (with better tech skills than I have) find ways to illegally download shows. When are the tv networks going to wake up? I’ve already cancelled cable tv and use Roku 3, Netflix and Hulu Plus to see what I want for a LOT less money. Not sure what else can be done to exert market pressure on networks and the cable industry to be more consumer oriented.

  2. That’s great and all but #WhatAboutCanada? I’m almost positive that people up here watch those shows too. #Sidenote visit http://www.davidtyrell.me and follow the links to #ExposeTheNorth… We go there… And Beyond.

  3. Jane says:

    I can’t find it on Netflix. Only goes us to season 5 remember my name, ep 9 and that’s called blood money…. Help please!!!!

    • Jesse says:

      Season 5A episodes 1-8 which aired last year are currently on Netflix. Season 5B episodes 9-16, just premiered on AMC and won’t be available on Netflix any time soon. Only place you can see the new episodes is on AMC as they come out each week. So far only the 1st episode of 5B has aired.

  4. DJ says:

    What about Canada?!?!?

  5. Geri says:

    I’m so hoping Canada will also be getting Season 5 on Netflix this Friday. Can’t remember when I was so addicted to a show!!!! LOVE it!! :o)

  6. Reblogged this on William L Huffman and commented:
    Can’t wait!!!!

  7. Brian says:

    Just starting watching season 3 on Netflix here in Canada. The episodes are very addictive like like the produce Walt produces. We have been watching about two to three shows a night. The best writing I have seen for TV series in my lifetime.

    We can hardly wait to see how it ends. However, my sense is this show could go a number more years yet.

  8. Jesse says:

    AWESOME!! Can’t wait to catch up before the new season starts. If you like gritty character driven shows you have to watch this show. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat!

    • LilyBee says:

      I just finished watching all four seasons this week on Netflix, just in time for Season 5. I didn’t know anything about this series, but once I started, I couldn’t stop watching. My eyes are bugging out of my head. Excellent writing, characters, storyline, and ending to Season 4. Now I have to go set my dvr for tomorrow. Haven’t been this attached to a series since The Walking Dead. Just happened to start watching Breaking Bad while TWD was off the air. Great distractions.

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