Jesse Pinkman is coming back to TV, but not in the way he originally had fans believe.
Aaron Paul, the actor who portrayed the Breaking Bad fan favorite, is joining the Hulu original drama The Way. He’ll be producing the show and starring alongside True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan in the 10-episode series from Parenthood’s Jason Katims and Jessica Goldberg.
The faith-based drama will focus on the Clearys as they become the center of controversy in the movement. It looks to be more of a character show as it plans to go in-depth each episode, with Paul’s character in particular suffering from a “crisis of faith” when everything he knows is challenged.
There’s no release date for The Way. This is likely what Paul meant when he teased a new “top secret” project on social media the last few days.
Paul went on Periscope Monday night to “reveal” the project: there would be a Breaking Bad spinoff starring Jesse Pinkman. He was only joking, but he still had a bunch of annoyed and disappointed fans who really thought Jesse would get a second life on TV.