The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad are almost here, and there’s no need for any ad to show footage. You’re in or you’re out at this point. Some fans, me included, don’t even want to see any footage outside of the full episode. AMC is obliging those fans with a new teaser that coasts over the New Mexico landscape all the way to the Whites’ front door while Bryan Cranston powerfully narrates Percy Bysshe Shelley‘s “Ozymandias”. It’s not just a beautiful poem, but also a dire message that Walter White’s “empire” business is coming to a tragic close.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The final episodes of Breaking Bad premiere August 11th.
And here’s the text of the poem [via Wikipedia]:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desart. 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.