Breaking Bad Is Back for More Bad

Breaking Bad

Breaking  Bad, the hugely popular cable series that lasted five seasons and pulled us in and out of the gut-wrenching ordeals of High School chemistry teacher, turned meth cook, Walter White, is back for more bad. Slated to have a spin-off television show entitled, Better Call Saul, casting will commence as early as the end of March, 2014, for the new AMC television show.

In the cable series, Saul was the shady lawyer who was happy to aid and abet the shenanigans of Walter and Jessie, for a hefty sum, while keeping them from the watchful eye of the police. He provided legal advice to protect them during their illegal activities. In the end, everything went south and Saul was running as fast as the meth cooks he had been protecting.

The new television series would be a prequel to the Breaking Bad cable series, giving a background look into the lives of the main characters. Several actors are currently being approached. Aaron Paul has already said he would love reprising his bad boy role as Jessie Pinkman for, at least, a few episodes, and in fact, is already talking with producers. Paul, whose  character was basically the assistant, aka sidekick, to his High School chemistry teacher’s venture into the world of meth manufacture, stated that it would be fun to be a part of this prequel and re-create Jessie Pinkman before he ever went into business with Mr. Walter White. The show would have a much more lighthearted mood. Sort of like going back to his high school days when all he had to worry about was passing his chemistry final. Besides, said Paul in a recent interview, director Vince Gilligan practically handed him his acting career on a silver platter when he auditioned for the part, and that is enough of a reason to want to be a part of anything Vince does.

Bryan Cranston, is definitely on board with his Breaking Bad alter ego, Walter White, street name Heisenberg, and has agreed to come back for more bad with a few appearances on the new series. A major part of the cable show’s success and tremendous appeal was Cranston’s ability to create a character who was so wholly dedicated to his family. So sincere in wanting to take care of them. You could not help but love him and root for him, despite his illegal dealings. He cared only for his family’s well being and that overrode  all of his bad law-breaking choices. As a viewer, you wanted him to succeed, but also, you hoped he would reform.

Diagnosed with cancer, Walter White discovers that he has the skills and the intelligence to make meth, and to make money. A lot of money. Given only a few months to live, his plan is to make the meth and make a few million dollars to leave to his wife, his son, and his daughter. He wants nothing more than to know they will be taken care of after he dies. A noble purpose served by illegal means. Then Walter goes into remission. By then he is deep into cooking; he cannot stop.

He already has more than enough money, but the allure of the blue meth, the money he could still make, and so easily, is too seductive, and he succumbs to the temptation of continuing in his new career. Having hooked up with a discreet, savvy distributor, he keeps a low profile. But even after he has delivered on his contract with his dealer, Gus, he is helpless to turn down another contract, another three months of cooking, and he accepts this one last contract. Gus, with his team of hard-core street boys, is an outwardly cool drug dealer, but in the end, he wants Heisenberg dead. That’s when Walter’s life is thrown into chaos.

The new prequel would highlight life before the downfall. As with all bad choices, there is always a heavy price to pay, and Walter pays it in spades.

The spin-off of Breaking Bad is scheduled to debut in November 2014. The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is expecting that some of the other cast members will want to come back for the television series, but nothing is confirmed.

Now that we know we could love Walter and Jessie while they were the cooking meth duo, getting a glimpse into all their lives from the early days will bring us all back for more Breaking Bad.

By Christine Schlichte

Entertainment weekly

28 Responses to "Breaking Bad Is Back for More Bad"

  1. Hooter21   December 19, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Just watched the entire 62 breaking bad episodes back to back,as we did not get this program in the uk,good old Netflix ,it was the best program I have ever seen!!!good old Walt and Jesse!!!

  2. helen dunn   September 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Loved breaking bad, shame ww can’t survive, and come out of prison.and carry on with his family.

  3. Swati Ram   June 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Can’t wait for more ‘Breaking Bad’ as it has to be in the top 10 television series in the past decade

  4. Chris   May 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Sorry about the misspelled name! I definitely should have caught that. Duh!! Still a great show no matter what …

  5. Jesse***   May 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    The misspelling of Jesse made me cringe the entire time. Ruined a perfectly good article otherwise.

  6. Charlotte   May 22, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Is this meaning there are new episodes coming out, or is it old ones been replayed on TV?

    • Jack   May 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      did u even read the f*cking article??

      • jay   May 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm


  7. Aiden   May 22, 2014 at 7:37 am

    He actually wanted to make 769,000 dollars, as that is what he had calculated would be enough to secure his families future.

    • Dave   May 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm


  8. Tim   May 22, 2014 at 4:05 am


  9. River Darling's Art (@River_Darling)   May 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Fantastic! We’re going to have one last dose of White!

    • ssd aasd   May 22, 2014 at 4:39 am


  10. Noel   May 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I loved braking bad it was brilliant i hooe this one will be aa good

  11. JoAnna   May 21, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I thought this article was very well written, nicely put together with properly constructed sentences and good rhythm. The synopsis, as you called it, was probably for those who weren’t familiar with it. But it gave nothing away for anyone wanting to watch it after the season ended. it made me want to get it on Netflix!! Good job!

  12. Rhiannon   May 21, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Terribly written and completely unnecessary random synopsis of parts of BB. Does not describe the characters well either.
    Hoping the spin off will be good and not just a cash in.
    Look forward.

  13. Dan   May 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Very poorly written piece in my opinion! No flow to it with badly constructed sentences and deviating from the point with an unnecessary synopsis of the first few seasons of Breaking Bad. Also, this is hardly news!

  14. Karthy   May 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Seriously? This piece gives nothing away in my opinion. It only whets your appetite to watch what really happens. There’s really nothing mean about it.

  15. pete   May 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Don’t eat yellow snow!

  16. Gemma Evans   May 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    why did you give away the whole plot to everyone for BB? Bit mean!

  17. JoAnna   May 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    The spin off, Better Call Saul, should be a blast! Can’t wait to see Walt before he got into killer mode! That was disappointing…

  18. JoAnna   May 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I have to disagree about the copy writing being terrible on this piece. It isn’t. Perhaps you just don’t agree with the point of view!!

  19. Rafael   May 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Will the Aztek be back as well? Ha!

  20. Tom   May 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Any need for the spoilers in this? Not everyone who clicks this would have watched the whole show yet.

    • Mr Dee   May 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm


      The show finished a year ago at least, how long do the rest of the internet have to wait till it's ok with you to talk about it? Here's some more spoilers: The Death star explodes at the end of the first starwars film, The Titanic. well, that ship sinks and it was a brutal attack by a large piece of Ice that did it.

  21. Crazy 8's Bike Lock   May 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Huell and Kuby or GTFO

  22. Rwth   May 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The quality of copywriting in this piece is terrible.

  23. Byron   April 29, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Oh Boy..this is gonna be fun…i cant wait


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