See How Walter White’s Epic Journey Began With the Breaking Bad Pilot on amc.com

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Still going through Breaking Bad withdrawals? AMC has your fix. The series pilot is now online at amc.com (cable provider log-in required). Watch how it all began for Walter White, then check back later for more episodes on amc.com.

Watch the pilot episode of Breaking Bad now.

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Vince Gilligan Talks Finales With EW; Washington Elite Watch Bryan Cranston in All the Way

bryan-aaron-vince-325.jpgThis week, Entertainment Weekly gets Vince Gilligan’s take on the art of the series finale, while Bryan Cranston in All the Way is drawing the powerful from Washington. Plus, Breaking Bad‘s science advisor talks about how she did her job. Read on for more:

Talking TV finales with Entertainment Weekly, Vince Gilligan says Walt had to die because he “got a death sentence in the first act of the very first episode. It would be less than satisfying perhaps if he didn’t die at the end of the whole thing.”

The New York Times observes that Washington’s power players have flocked to Broadway to see Bryan Cranston as LBJ in All the Way.

According to The Huffington Post, Breaking Bad‘s science advisor is especially proud of a Season 4 episode with very high level chemistry terminology (“catalytic hydrogenation,” “enantiomerically,” etc.).

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Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir Including Breaking Bad Years; BAFTA Nod for Series

bb5-paul-cranston-325This week, Bryan Cranston inks a deal to write a memoir, while Breaking Bad is honored with a BAFTA TV nomination. Plus, Breaking Bad is featured in Roddy Doyle’s latest story in The New Yorker. Read on for more:

The New York Times reports that Bryan Cranston plans to write a memoir that will include “the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.”

Breaking Bad has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award in the international category, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Breaking Bad (and Mad Men) make appearances in the opening paragraphs of Roddy Doyle’s short story, “Box Sets,” in The New Yorker. Continue reading “Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir Including Breaking Bad Years; BAFTA Nod for Series” »

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Bryan Cranston Talks to CBS, NPR; Breaking Bad Wins Peabody Award

BB-Episode311-Gus-Walt-325.jpgThis week, CBS News and NPR interview Bryan Cranston, while Breaking Bad is honored with a Peabody Award. Plus, Anna Gunn will be off-Broadway this summer. Read on for more:

Talking to CBS News, Bryan Cranston — who’s playing President Lyndon Johnson on Broadway in All the Way — reflects on the civil rights legacy of the 36th president, saying, “He went against the norm in a time, in the early ’60s, when he just as easily could’ve just let it be the status quo.”

NPR interviews Bryan Cranston, who says his appearance enables him to be “more chameleon-like, as opposed to, let’s say, Jon Hamm, who is this handsome, striking, black-haired, chiseled-looking guy.”

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Breaking Bad Wins Peabody Award

BB-S5-Cast-Studio-325The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications announced today that Breaking Bad has been selected to receive a Peabody Award. This year’s eclectic list of 38 recipients, ranging from Netflix’s House of Cards to the BBC America’s Orphan Black, represents what the University calls “the best in electronic media.”

“Through a stunning brand of visual storytelling and meticulous character development, we were able to explore the darkest chambers of a human heart in a way never before seen on TV,” the presenters said of the AMC drama. “Over five seasons, Vince Gilligan made good on his promise to utterly transform Walter White from Mr. Chips into Scarface.”

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on May 19.

For more on the awards, visit the Peabody Awards website.

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Guardian Interviews Bryan Cranston; Betsy Brandt Books New TV Series

Episode-412-Walt-325.jpgThis week, Bryan Cranston speaks with The Guardian about Breaking Bad and President Lyndon Johnson, while Betsy Brandt is cast in an ABC drama series. Plus, Aaron Paul and RJ Mitte predict what Jesse and Junior would be up to now. Read on for more:

Bryan Cranston tells The Guardian that his Breaking Bad-themed tattoo reminds him that “any opportunities I have now are because of that show.”

Betsy Brandt will star in ABC’s The Club, a 13-episode drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Talking to RadioTimes.com, Aaron Paul theorizes that Jesse is “living as a carpenter somewhere – somewhere in Alaska.”

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New Yorker Applauds Breaking Bad Finale; Vince Gilligan Cameos on Community

bb-s5-516-bts-vince-bryan-325This week, Breaking Bad‘s finale wins kudos from The New Yorker, while Vince Gilligan makes his acting debut on NBC’s Community. Plus, Betsy Brandt has booked a new series. Read on for more:

The New Yorker applauds Vince Gilligan for ending Breaking Bad “with clarity and heart amid the highest possible expectations.”

Vince Gilligan makes his long-awaited cameo on NBC’s Community, and Vulture describes him as “perfect” in his role. IGN marvels, “Wow, wow, wow on Vince Gilligan.”

Betsy Brandt is joining Season 2 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Aaron Paul Profiled in NY Times; Bryan Cranston Talks LBJ With Washington Post

bb5-paul-cranston-325This week, The New York Times profiles Aaron Paul, while The Washington Post discusses playing President Johnson on Broadway with Bryan Cranston. Plus, Jonathan Banks talks Better Call Saul. Read on for more:

Aaron Paul tells The New York Times why he chose Need for Speed as his first post-Breaking Bad project: “I loved Jesse Pinkman to death, but he was a broken, sad, tortured individual who just couldn’t catch a break. I wanted something fun.”

Bryan Cranston, talking to The Washington Post about playing Lyndon Johnson on Broadway in All the Way, describes the president thusly: “The right adjective to describe him is all of them; he’s gracious and giving and warm and kind, and then all of the not-lovely attributes, too.”
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Bryan Cranston Compares Walter White to LBJ; Jonathan Banks Cast in New Movie

bb-s4-walt-jesse-325This week, Bryan Cranston compares his newest character, President Lyndon Johnson, with his most well-known, Walt and Jonathan Banks is cast in a new movie. Read on for more:

According to The Wall Street Journal, Bryan Cranston, starring on Broadway as Lyndon Johnson, says the 36th president and Walt were “both very powerful, strong-willed, smart, damaged. In both cases, ego had a large part of what downfall they had.”

Jonathan Banks has been cast in Term Life, a crime thriller to be directed by Peter Billingsley, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

• Hypable taps Aaron Paul as a future Oscar nominee, calling him “one very busy man, jumping from project to project and covering almost every genre on the way.”

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Bryan Cranston in Godzilla Trailer; Anna Gunn Graces More Cover

BB-Episode-516-Skyler-Walt-325This week, Bryan Cranston is featured in a new trailer for Godzilla, while Anna Gunn is celebrated on the cover of More. Plus, Entertainment Weekly administers its pop culture personality test to Betsy Brandt.Read on for more:

Check out Bryan Cranston in the trailer for Godzilla, which, according to Complex, “features Cranston screaming and channeling his inner Walter White.”

Anna Gunn appears on the cover of More and calls the Breaking Bad pilot “one of the best scripts I’d read.” The New York Post has more from Gunn’s cover article.

Betsy Brandt takes Entertainment Weekly‘s pop culture personality test, where she professes her love for Elvis Presley, The Cosby Show, It’s Complicated and When Harry Met Sally

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