From Entertainment Weekly:
“We’re splitting it,” says [“Breaking Bad” star Bryan] Cranston, who’s currently shooting the fifth season premiere in New Mexico. “We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year.”
The new season is expected to start airing on AMC in July.
I’m pleased to hear about the production break. If I recall correctly, “Rescue Me” shot its last two seasons back to back, and that schedule seemed to sap “Rescue” of fresh ideas, energy and will.
Find all of Entertainment Weekly’s story on the matter here.