Last night, when I attended the red carpet premiere for The Killing, which debuts Season 2 Sunday, April 1, I was not expecting to see one of the stars of another hit AMC series, Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad. The actress plays Marie Schrader, the wife of Dean Norris' Hank Schrader, and since I knew production started soon on the fifth and final season, I had to ask her about it on the red carpet.

"(They start shooting) tomorrow, but I'm not going until a little bit later. But yes, they're going. It's happening. I read the first episode, and oh my God. Holy shit. That's all I can say. After Season 4, I was like, 'What could they do?' They're phenomenal."
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Back in August, we reported that AMC renewed Breaking Bad for a 16-episode Season 5, but the actress revealed this swan song season may be split into two eight-episode halves.

"We're doing eight, and then we're taking a break, and then we're doing eight. I look at it as two short seasons, but we'll see what they do. I don't know. We're starting tomorrow, that's what I know. I don't even know when it's going to air. I think July, but don't hold me to that. I think we'll stay in July, but I don't know what they're going to do. They don't let me make those decisions."

It seems AMC may be employing the same tactic they used with The Walking Dead in Season 2, debuting the season in October with seven episodes in a row, then breaking until February when they aired the final six episodes. AMC hasn't officially announced a premiere date for Breaking Bad Season 5 yet, but we'll have that information as soon as it is released.