Well, it’s been just over a week since Breaking Bad came to an end and the art-pulp saga of Walter White, a.k.a. Heisenberg, finally concluded. And it seems just about everyone is suffering from withdrawals concerning the series—like Jeffery Katzenberg, who was willing to offer up $75 million for three more epilogue-style episodes for the series, which he would then air online in incremental installments for fans to individually pay for, all in an effort to make a ton of money off of desperate people. Which is actually a very Walter White thing to do.
But while Katzenberg’s greedy plan won’t be coming in to play, there are some further iterations of Breaking Bad on the way. A Spanish-language version of the show is already in production; further, the artistic director of the One World Symphony in New York City is adapting the series into an opera.
Or, at least, he plans to.
Composer Sung Jin Hong has announced that he will be writing a “mini-opera” titled Breaking Bad—Ozymandias, which find its inspiration both in the TV series as well as the Shelley poem “Ozymandias,” which provided the third-to-last episode of Breaking Bad with its title as well as its central metaphor:
“I hope to explore the question that the drama obsessively and hauntingly asked: ‘are we all breaking bad?’”
Insert your own hack-y joke about a Walt Jr. breakfast song, or a “Hank poops” aria reference here. Also, look for Breaking Bad—Ozymandias to run January 26-27, 2014.
What do you think of the Breaking Bad news?