The outstanding AMC drama Breaking Bad returns in less than two weeks for its fourth season, and according to a new interview with creator Vince Gilligan, perhaps fans should start preparing their goodbyes; Gilligan may only want to do the show for one more season.

Per the New York Times, the Bryan Cranston-led show might end following its fifth go-around, because Gilligan is getting a bit fatigued by writing someone so unredeemable. “Now [Cranston's Walter White] is not quite at the point where I’d cross the street if I saw him coming,” Gilligan said. “But I wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with him too long. It’s hard to write a character that dark and morally ambiguous. I’m going to miss the show when it’s over, but on some level, it’ll be a relief to not have Walt in my head anymore.”

Alas! Though if the British version of The Office taught us anything (and if the U.S. version of The Office taught us anything), it's that television shows departing sooner rather than later is never a bad thing. Godspeed, Walt White!

[via NYT]