AMC Networks was already thinking of greenlighting a Breaking Bad spinoff based on Bob Odenkirk's crooked lawyer, Saul Goodman, before the Emmys. A pair of wins -- including the show's first nod as "Outstanding Drama Series," could accelerate development, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.
Breaking Bad has been honored before, but never as Outstanding Drama, and this year's contenders were about as tough they come: Downton Abbey, Homeland, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and the surprise Netflix entry, House of Cards.
In the end, the Academy couldn't get enough of Breaking Bad's "Blue Sky" meth. Anna Gunn also took home Supporting Actress honors for her performance as Skyler White, the estranged wife of former high school chemistry teacher and meth cooker Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston).
In years past, critical acclaim hasn't drawn viewers. Not this time. Breaking Bad's final season has enjoyed record ratings and ad rates teetering on the brink of network TV territory, Tim says.
Will that create a halo effect for spinoffs and other AMC shows? Should investors expect significant across-the-board gains in advertising revenue? Tim answers these questions and more in the video. Please click to watch now.
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