Netflix UK to Get Breaking Bad Episodes Right After U.S. Airing

Netflix hasn't been in the UK market for very long, and it is by no means the only player in the game (what's up LoveFilm, 4oD and iPlayer?), but the company has already snagged itself some pretty impressive agreements with studios. The company added to that today with the announcement that the final season of critically acclaimed Breaking Bad will arrive on Netflix UK right after it airs in the United States.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the highly-anticipated Final Season of Breaking Bad to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland on a first-run basis," said Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "Breaking Bad is a once in a generation calibre of show and continues to be a huge success on Netflix."

Netflix says the episodes will be available exclusively to members in the UK and Ireland starting on 12 August with new episodes available every Monday following the US broadcast. The second half of season five starts airing on August 11 in the United States. If you've missed any episodes, Netflix has 'em all. Plenty of time to catch up between now and then.

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  • BranFlake5
    This is actually a way to reduce piracy, release things for everyone at the same time internationally.
  • g-unit1111
    I am the one who cooks!
  • makaveli316
    I don't get the whole hype around Netflix.
    So i changed my VPN to an american server (im in Europe) to sign for a month subscription and i found Netflix to be a total useless service, at least for me.
    There are tons of movies, even old ones, that aren't on Netflix. Same goes for many tv shows.
    I don't know if something changes when you pay for an year subscription and you get some extra stuff, but as it was, i totally didn't like it.