And Low Winter Sun Debuts
Sunday nights on AMC continue to supply top-notch entertainment with the return of critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning network standout Breaking Bad tonight, August 11, at 9pm ET, followed by the premiere of new crime drama Low Winter Sun at 10pm.
As everyone who already watches knows, this summer run marks the beginning of the end of Breaking Bad‘s intensely terrific and original five-year existence. The series resumes its current fifth and final season midway through with the opening installment “Blood Money.”
Just seven episodes remain thereafter, giving fans about two months to say their last goodbyes to industrious chemistry teacher turned drug dealer extraordinaire Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his crafty former student, frequent sidekick, and ongoing partner in all sorts of crimes, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). I’m certain they’ll go out with a ginormous bang, but I will still miss them both much come fall.
Based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name, newcomer Low Winter Sun stars English actors Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Jericho) as Detroit police detectives. The series explores the consequences of their dangerous job after the murder of a colleague by one of their own exposes the fragile, thin boundary separating criminals from the law enforcement professionals who pursue them. Season One contains ten episodes.
Breaking Bad and Low Winter Sun will air Sundays on AMC at 9pm and 10pm ET, respectively
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston/Breaking Bad photo ©2008 courtesy of Ben Leuner/AMC