Breaking Bad stars celebrate the acclaimed crime drama’s 15th anniversary by thanking fans for their unwavering support throughout the years.
Breaking Bad stars, including Giancarlo Esposito, celebrated the acclaimed crime drama’s 15th anniversary with a fan appreciation video. On social media, Walter White Jr. actor RJ Mitte and producer Peter Gould along with Esposito expressed their immense gratitude for the fans’ continued support for the award-winning drama throughout the years. They also shared how significant Breaking Bad is to them, noting how working on the show completely changed their lives.
Breaking Bad premiered on AMC from 2008 to 2013. The drama centered around the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), an underpaid high school chemistry teacher who has been diagnosed with stage-three lung cancer. In an attempt to give his family financial security before he passes, Walter turns to a life of crime by becoming a drug lord with the help of his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). During its five-season run, the show garnered critical acclaim by bagging two Peabody Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and 16 Emmy wins including Outstanding Drama Series.
The Future of the Breaking Bad Franchise
After ending in 2013, Breaking Bad was followed by its first spinoff series, Better Call Saul, which explored the origins of fan-favorite character Saul Goodman, portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, who acted as Walt and Jesse’s legal representative. Like the original drama, Better Call Saul was a critical success, with critics constantly praising Odenkirk’s leading performance. The spinoff concluded in 2022 after six seasons on AMC.
When asked if Better Call Saul’s conclusion would mark the end of the Breaking Bad franchise, series creator Vince Gilligan admitted that he has definitely considered making more spinoffs due to his desire to expand the iconic drama’s story. “I can definitely imagine revisiting it. Selfishly, I’d like to do so, to keep this thing going,” Gilligan explained. “But without naming any names, I look around at some of the worlds, the universes, the stories that I love, whether they’re on TV or in the movies. And I think there’s a certain point, and it’s hard to define, where you’ve done too much in the same universe. Just leave it alone.”
While there have been no announcements about a new Breaking Bad spinoff, Gilligan is currently working on a brand new series for Apple TV+. The untitled project will reunite the Emmy-winning creator with Better Call Saul actor Rhea Seehorn who is attached for the leading role. “After 15 years, I figured it was time to take a break from writing antiheroes… and who’s more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn?” Gilligan said in a previous statement. “It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her.”