Hoax Alert: Vince Gilligan Did NOT Announce Breaking Bad Season 6 (And Walt Probably Still Dead Too)

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  • by: Maarten Schenk


No, there will not be a sixth season of Breaking Bad (...bitch!). Even though fake news site nbc.com.co claims Vince Gilligan recently announced there would be one with shooting to start in december 2015, it is not happening. The site claims Walter White did in fact survive the last episode of season 5, so actor Bryan Cranston along with Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the cast would all be back for another season.

Unfortunately for the fans it is all a meth-induced hallucination: nbc.com.co is a fake news site that uses confusion with the real nbc.com to spread false news like when they recently fooled several other news outlets into reporting that there would be a sequel to The Big Lebowski. It appears the fakers at nbc.com.co are trying to repeat their succes with the previous hoax but with another much longed for sequel this time.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for hoaxes about Breaking Bad. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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