AMC will premiere the highly anticipated fourth season of its Emmy® Award-winning series Breaking Bad on Sunday, July 17 at 10PM | 9C. From acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial security. Season 4 consists of 13, one-hour episodes.
Today's announcement also reveals a brand new trailer for the series, above.
Over three seasons, Breaking Bad has been heralded as one of the best TV dramas on television. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed "the writing is among the very elite in television," with others calling the show "mesmerizing" (LA Times), "still TV's best" (Newsday) and a drama that has the "jarring feel of a Tarantino film" (Variety).
Breaking Bad has garnered a total of six Emmy® Award wins and 16 nominations. In addition to wins for Cranston and Paul, the series won Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for Lynne Willingham (2008, 2009). Additional Emmy® nominations include: Outstanding Drama Series (2009, 2010); Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Vince Gilligan (2008) and Michelle MacLaren (2010); Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series for Michael Slovis (2009, 2010) and John Toll (2008); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for Skip McDonald (2010); and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (2010).
Breaking Bad has garnered a Peabody Award (2008), a Writer's Guild Award for Vince Gilligan's work on the pilot episode, two American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards, and been named to the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the "Top 10 Programs of the Year" (2008, 2010).
Breaking Bad is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC.