AMC's 'Breaking Bad': Fourth Season Filming Kicks Off Next Week
The network also is premiering The Killing, a crime thriller from writer/executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case).
The cast and crew of AMC's Emmy-winning Breaking Bad return to Albuquerque, NM, next week to begin shooting 13 new episodes, the network announced Friday.
The episodes will debut in summer 2011.
“As we ramp up production for the next season of Breaking Bad, we look forward to returning to Albuquerque, which serves as a perfect backdrop for the evolution of Walt White's character,” Susie Fitzgerald, AMC's SVP of scripted development and current programming, said in a statement. “[Executive producer/creator] Vince Gilligan and his team deliver bold storylines that truly deliver a mesmerizing, exhilarating television experience. We look forward to an incredible fourth season.”
The network has also announced a new original series The Killing, bowing Apr. 3 at 10 p.m.
The series is based on the popular Danish series Forbrydelse, tells the story of the murder of young girl and the subsequent police investigation that zeroes in on a smooth-talking politician with some skeletons in his closet.
AMC has ordered 13 episodes of the show.
The Killing is shot in Vancouver and set in Seattle, which mirrors Denmark’s misty, cloudy weather, adding to the foreboding atmospherics of the show.
Veena Sud, a former producer on Cold Case, is the writer/executive producer.
Mireille Enos plays the lead homicide detective and Billy Campbell (Once and Again) stars as the politician.
The Killing is AMC’s first original since last year’s low-rated Rubicon, which was not renewed for a second season.