Aaron Paul got the hopes of Breaking Bad fans up recently by saying his beloved character Jesse Pinkman was getting his own spinoff show much like Better Call Saul, only to pop that balloon immediately with the fact that it was a hoax. So those same fans don't go Walter White and explode him out of anger, it's good timing that news has just come out revealing Paul will star in a new Hulu show, The Way.
He'll play Eddie Cleary, who Hulu cryptically says is "a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past." The character is married (wife played by Michelle Monaghan) and has a father described just as vaguely. He's a man who "suffers a crisis of faith when all that he's come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged." The family struggles to balance relationships and power in deciding between the lives they live and the lives they want, with Paul's character battling the biggest internal crisis in a show that seems like it'll be full of them.
Beyond so far sounding a bit like the famously empty "next week on Mad Men" promos, The Way sees Paul take on his first major TV role since wrapping up work on Breaking Bad in 2013. He's also signed on as a producer of the show, created by Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights). The series is scheduled to debut this winter with 10 hour-long episodes.
(H/T: The Hollywood Reporter)
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