Netflix to Carry Breaking Bad Spinoff for Latin America, Europe

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 18, 2013 12:39 PM EST

Before AMC ended its meth-scented show, "Breaking Bad," the cable network revealed its plans to run its much anticipated spinoff, next year.

However, those who have already cut their cables can actually watch it through Netflix - at least in Latin America and Europe.

Netflix announced that it will start to air the first season of Saul in Latin America and Europe after its U.S. finale.  

The Breaking Bad spinoff will be starring comedian Bob Odenkirk in this role as an ethically challenged Albuquerque lawyer. The new series will follow Goodman until he meets and starts partnership with the chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White.

As of the moment, AMC has not made announcements about its U.S. air dates just yet.

"Coming off of the overwhelming success of Breaking Bad, we're excited to continue our collaboration with Vince, as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace Saul," Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television said.

Four seasons and eight of the remaining 16 "Breaking Bad" episodes are currently available to stream in Netflix.

"Breaking Bad is widely recognised as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television," Ted Sarandos, Netflix COO said.

"This spinoff promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling," he further said. "We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world."

Similar to the usual Netflix strategy, users might binge-watch the whole first season all at once. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 61 per cent cop to binge-watching streaming shows. Furthermore, more than 70 per cent say binge-watching is viewing two to six episodes in one sitting.

"And there's no guilt," Netflix further said. As a matter of fact, 73 per cent of watchers say they acquire positive feelings on binge-watching.

It's just part of our modern digital lifestyle, according to Grant McCracken, social anthropologist hired by Netflix.

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