Breaking Bad Season 5 part 1 will be available on an exclusive subscription basis for Netflix members to watch instantly in Ireland and the UK beginning November 1st, 2012, before appearing on Netflix in any other region where the service is available. The release also represents the first-run of the highly-anticipated final season episodes for fans of the show in the UK and Ireland.

Here's a birrah background in case you've not started watching it for some startling reason: Starring Emmy-award winners Bryan Cranston (who our Caroline will be meeting with on Friday to talk about his role in Argo with Ben Affleck. I've asked her to sneak in a question in re Breaking Bad) and Aaron Paul, the series follows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin trying to secure his family’s financial future. Initially... The fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed series is sure to have audiences gripped to find out how the anti-heroes end their story.

Kelly Merryman, Vice President of Content Acquisition said: "We are thrilled to bring these highly-anticipated new Breaking Bad episodes on a first-run basis to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland. Season four broke viewing records for us across the board and we expect fans of the show to be even more excited about season 5 part 1 becoming available so soon after their premiere on television in the United States.”

All previous seasons of Breaking Bad are available now for Netflix members to view. Anyone can begin a free, one-month trial by visiting