We here at Moviepilot HQ always believed we were the world's biggest Breaking Bad fans - who else would stock a BB finale party with actual Blue Sky crystal meth to give it that authentic feeling? (I'm joking, right?). However, even our enthusiasm for all things Bad can't match that of one super-rich fan of the show.
The CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffery Katzenberg, offered to commission three episodes of the show for $25 million each in order to create "the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody’s ever done." His idea was to create six-minute episodes that would be shown online and available for 50-99 cents pop.
Talking at the Mipcom mart in Cannes, Katzenberg revealed:
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.
However, as the Breaking Bad finale neatly wrapped up the series, Katzenberg's idea was dead in the water.
Shame really. I'd have loved another opportunity to get out the Sky Blue again...