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'Breaking Bad' Isn't Over! The Show Will Live on as an Opera (and Maybe a Web Series)

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Oct 09, 2013 | 4:38pm EDT

Sung Jin Hong creating an upcoming Breaking Bad  opera and how Jeffrey Katzenberg offered to pay $75 million for three more episodes of BBFrank Ockenfels/AMC

Just because Breaking Bad is over doesn't mean people are ready for it to go away. Yes, most of us are excited to see sticky-situation-fixer Saul (Bob Odenkirk) get his own show, Better Call Saul, but it looks like there is more Breaking Bad fandom to come from the original AMC series.

One World Symphony's artistic director and conductor Sung Jin Hong has released a statement via the Symphony's website saying that he's composing Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, a mini-opera based on the award-winning drama. He hopes to explore "the question that the drama obsessively and hauntingly asked: 'are we all breaking bad?'" The opera will run through One World Symphony's Addiction program on January 26-27, 2014.

In another possible continuation of the series, which was ultimately unsuccessful, the apparently extremely wealthy Dreamworks Animation CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, offered Breaking Bad's creative team $75 million to make 180 more minutes of the show, according to Variety. The extension would continue from where the show left off and be split into 30 six-minute segments that would air online over the course of a month, costing viewers between 50 and 99 cents for each episode. Of course, he didn't know then how the show would end, leaving his meth-inspired idea out in the dust.

Just these two extensions of Breaking Bad so far give us hope that we'll never really have to say goodbye to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Just think of all of the possibilities: a play, movie, mini-series, comedy variety hour, radio show, or maybe even a ballet (you know you'd pay to see two guys in yellow hazmat suits dance in dainty pink slippers).

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