Breaking Bad Bits: What Is Madrigal Electromotive GmbH? (Video)

blame it on JES7 July 29, 2012

DISCLAIMER: If you haven’t watched the latest episode, there may be some potential spoilers here. Read / watch with caution.

Gilligan, a veteran of “The X-Files” before going on to create the critically revered AMC drug drama, introduced a potential new big bad to the “Breaking Bad” universe this season in the form of Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, a German corporation he describes as “something the size of General Electric, except based in Hanover, Germany.”

“There is a [season three] Easter egg, in all seriousness, if you watch very closely,” Gilligan answered, referring to the episode “Kafkaesque.” “In the teaser, that first opening sequence of the episode, we created a Pollos Hermanos commercial. We created a commercial for Gus’ empire. If you look very closely at the end of the commercial, there’s a tiny bit of legalese that says ‘copyright Madrigal Electromotive GmbH.’ It’s there, going back two seasons.'”