BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said he expects the series finale to be well-received but is guarding against wild optimism.

“I think most folks are going to dig the ending,” he said Friday. “But you be the judge.”

He and the drama’s cast, including Bryan Cranston who stars as teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, were mum about what’s in store when the AMC drama concludes later this year. It returns for its final hurrah, the second half of its last season, on Sunday, Aug. 11.

But the actors were willing to joke about it.

“I think everybody will be satisfied with the ending where we hug it out,” Cranston said.

Bereft fans of the drama will be left with a comprehensive documentary that Gilligan said has long been in the works. The filmmaker, Stu Richardson, was hired by the studio, Sony, to shoot behind-the-scenes material that’s been used in boxed sets, Gilligan said.

The documentary may be available exclusively as part of the show’s complete Blu-ray and DVD sets, he said.

“I don’t know the ins and outs, but I’ve seen the damn thing and it’s really good,” Gilligan said.

Bynes’ parents file for control

OXNARD, Calif. – Amanda Bynes’ parents are deeply concerned that their daughter may hurt herself or others unless they are allowed to assume control over her medical care and finances, court filings show.

The petition Richard and Lynn Bynes filed Friday details her public incidents of disturbing behavior, including several arrests, but also reveals that the former child star, now 27, has said she is being watched by smoke detectors and devices in the dashboard of her car.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser delayed ruling on the conservatorship petition, saying there was no rush to act because the actress is under a two-week psychiatric hold at a hospital.

He scheduled a hearing Aug. 9.

– From news service reports