Breaking Bad Trailer: Bryan Cranston Reads Ominous Poem Ozymandias [Video]

AMC hasn’t revealed too much about the final episodes of Breaking Bad but they did drop another teaser trailer today. The new video features some footage of the New Mexico desert as Bryan Cranston, AKA Walter White, AKA Heisenberg, recites an ominous poem from the 19th century.

The poem was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1818 and its called Ozymandias. The Business Insider notes that Ozymandias is also the title of one of the show’s final episodes.

The Breaking Bad trailer doesn’t give away any big plot points but it may reveal the fate of Walter White. The poem is about inevitable fall of kings and how ultimately all kingdoms will lie in ruin.

In Breaking Bad, Walter White has just completed his rise to the top of the crime world but that empire may soon start to crumble. His DEA agent brother-in-law recently figured out the Heisenberg puzzle and the final 8 episodes will most likely tell the story of how the Heisenberg empire crumbled into the sand.

The poem reads:

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said:
“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert.”
Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Here’s the new Breaking Bad trailer.

Breaking Bad fans know that show runner Vince Gilligan’s goal was to take a character and transform him from hero to villain. The new trailer doesn’t reveal anything about the show’s final few episodes but it definitely sets the tone.

Are you ready for Breaking Bad to resume on August 11?