See Breaking Bad's Official New Season 5 Poster


Breaking Bad's fifth season premieres Sunday, July 15 — not a moment too soon for those of us with Hector's ding-ding-dingin' still echoing in our ears. When we last saw our frightening antihero, Walter White had just successfully orchestrated a shocking suicide bombing and thus climbed up another rung on the drug-world ladder. Walter's pose here is both menacing (that slight head-tilt throws everything off) and vaguely regal (the body language is classic Bill Clinton on the cover of Esquire), though the poster does raise the question of how you hail a monarch whose throne is a decrepit lawn chair and whose palace is an abandoned warehouse. Either way: Long live the king.

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