Having taken home the Emmy for best drama last week, we can officially close the book on one of — if not the — greatest series of all time. The series, however, has been off the air for a year, so several cast members have already landed — and lost — new gigs. So, what can we expect for the rest of the year and 2015 for the principal cast of Breaking Bad. Here’s a rundown of their next projects.
Bryan Cranston (Walter White) — After this summer’s Godzilla, Cranston was on Broadway as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, which Spielberg is turning into a mini-series for HBO. Cranston is expected to reprise his role. Meanwhile, he’s gearing up to play Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s Trumbo.
Anna Gunn (Skyler White) — Gunn took it easy for most of the year, until signing on as the co-lead, along with David Tennant, in Gracepoint, Fox’s remake of the English TV series, Broadchurch. It airs this fall.
Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) — Paul’s first three post-Breaking Bad movie efforts — Need for Speed, Hellion, and Long Way Down — have not made much of a splash at the box office. He’s doing voice work, however, for the Netflix animated series, Bojack Horseman, which was picked up for a second season, and he may have a chance to break out in feature films with Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale.
Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) — After two seasons of Under the Dome, CBS hasn’t made a decision about whether to bring it back for a third (and I don’t know if Norris is still alive on the show). I do know that he will play Ben Franklin in Sons of Liberty, a miniseries over on History about the lead-up to the American Revolution.
Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader) — Her NBC sitcom with Michael J. Fox sputtered and was cancelled after only one season, but Brandt has most recently had a recurring role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. She can also be seen on the ABC series Members Only, which just announced the addition of John Stamos.
R.J. Mitte (Walt, Jr.) — Mitte had a recurring role in ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, and is currently filming Who’s Driving Doug with Daphne Zuniga (expect it to go straight to Redbox).
Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks (Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut) — After season-long stints in FX’s Fargo and NBC’s Community, respectively, Odenkirk and Banks are getting back together for the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, which will debut in February 2015.
Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) –After two seasons on the now cancelled Revolution and a recurring role on Once Upon a Time, Esposito can next be seen in Poker Night with Ron Perlman.