Breaking Bad is set to be removed from Netflix as the company attempts to claw back its $200billion drop in stock market value, according to reports.
The show, which follows a chemistry teacher who turns to making meth following a cancer diagnosis, has proved a huge success since its 2008 inception and has amassed millions of fans worldwide.
However, according to an investigation by The Wrap, the series’ stay on Netflix could be coming to an end on February 10, 2025.
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One Twitter user said: “Eventually, Netflix will only have Netflix titles. You’ll have to decide if that’s worth whatever inflated price they’ll be charging at that time. I’ve already decided it’s not.”
Another wrote: “This happens every month. Impending removal spikes viewing numbers.
“Reintroduction at a later date for the same reason, it’s viewing tennis!
“Netflix removes it then Amazon Prime adds it again. Prime removes something that then mysteriously appears on Netflix… it’s not rocket science.”
“Netflix death date: February 10, 2025.”
A third added: “Netflix death date: February 10, 2025.”
With the streaming platform said to be ready to relinquish a number of popular films and series as a result of its $200billion fall in value on the stock market, one of its most popular hits is alleged to be getting the chop – along with thousands of other titles.
The number of shows and films available to US Netflix subscribers is thought to have been cut from 11,000 to 6,000 in recent months.
Fans of the show are unimpressed by the news, with many threatening to cancel their subscriptions once Walter and Jesse are removed.
Interestingly, in a recent interview with Variety, AMC boss Dan McDermott said he is keen for the show’s creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, to produce another Breaking Bad spin-off following the success of Better Call Saul.
He said: “I can tell you that if I could do anything to encourage Vince and Peter to continue on in this universe, I would do it.
“I think you’d have to ask them, but the door is always open and I long for the day my phone rings and Vince, Peter or our friends at Sony call to say, ‘Hey, I think we have another show set in this universe’.”
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