Dreamworks Animation CEO offered $75 million for three more episodes of Breaking Bad

New content was to be screened online

 
Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed he offered to commission three additional episodes of Breaking Bad, for a staggering fee of $75 million.
 
Katzenberg’s plan was for the episodes to continue where the final season left off, with the new content to be broadcast on-demand in six-minute chunks online.
 
“I had this crazy idea,” explains Katzenberg. “I was nuts for the show. I had no idea where this season was going.”
 
“I said [to them], ‘I’m going to create the greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody’s ever done.’”
 
As it was, the writing team had a very definite idea of how to finish the series, but Katzenberg was certainly ready to put his money where his mouth is…

"The last series cost about $3.5 million an episode,” he continues. “So they would make more profit from these three shows than they made from five years of the entire series.” Turns out money can't buy you everything...

Would you have been keen on three more episodes? Tell us, below! 

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 10th 2013, 10:55

      $3.5 Million an episode? What were they spending it on? Meth addicted cyborgs from the future? Damn. Still, great show, miss it already.

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    • Benmorse

      Oct 10th 2013, 16:39

      Things I have learned from this article: 1. Jeffrey Katzenberg is an a*****e with no regard for art. 2. The Breaking Bad cast and crew made the story the priority and that's what created their success. OH WAIT I KNEW BOTH OF THESE THINGS ALREADY.

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    • RJLove

      Oct 10th 2013, 16:57

      I'm glad to see they didn't bow down to money, keeping story paramount. Glad to see there are still people with balls who can say no.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 10th 2013, 19:11

      What a dumb idea.

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    • chibik

      Oct 11th 2013, 6:16

      That's a lotta simoleons...

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      Oct 12th 2013, 10:21

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