Everything to know about the 'Breaking Bad' reunion happening at San Diego Comic-Con in July
No more time to tread lightly. A 'Breaking Bad' reunion is officially happening and the entire cast of AMC's Emmy-winning drama will be making an appearance at the much-anticipated San Diego Comic Con later next month, which gets underway over the July 19 to July 22 weekend.
Walter White fans have even more reasons to rejoice because it's the ten-year anniversary of the critically-acclaimed series since airing its first episode back in January 2008. After an immensely successful five season-long run, the drug-laced drama created and produced by Vince Gilligan had wrapped up its time on TV with a widely-watched series finale on September 29, 2013.
Incidentally the same year, 'Breaking Bad' - that had four-times Emmy winner Bryan Cranston portraying the lead role of a high school chemistry teacher (White), who took to cooking meth in his kitchen along with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), after being diagnosed with cancer - made a last appearance at the Comic international (2013). Moving into 2018, though, a host of the series' original cast is expected to reunite for the Hall H panel in July.
Amongst the recurring BB cast members expected to make an appearance at the SDCC are leading duo, Cranston and Paul, along with Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks and RJ Mitte and series creator Gilligan. The panel, as per reports, will get underway on Thursday, July 19 at 4.30pm PT.
As a bonus for fans, right before the Breaking Bad panel, there will be a sit down with the stars of yet another AMC hit, 'Better Call Saul'. Beginning at 3.30 pm PT at Hall H, this year's panel would also mark the first SDCC appearance for the Breaking Bad prequel. Stars like Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian will be joining the discussion along with OG stars Odenkirk, Banks, and Esposito.
'Better Call Saul' co-creators Gilligan and Peter Gould will also be present for the panel. Meanwhile, fans can feast on the eye-popping pictures the 'Breaking Bad' cast posed for Entertainment Weekly in honor of their 10-year anniversary.
The show had indeed stirred headlines with its gripping storyline and noteworthy performances back in the days, paving the path for more intense and crime-laced drama on television. But the best part, according to Cranston, was the unpredictability of the plot.
“It was the best script I’d ever read, but nowhere in the pilot’s script does it say where that journey is going to go or how far it’s going to go. Is he just going to dabble in it for a little bit and then get out or what? And when [creator Vince Gilligan] told me he wanted to change this character from good to bad, completely, we realize that this has never happened before," the actor told EW, recalling the golden years of Breaking Bad.
"So what Vince Gilligan did was change the construct of what was possible in series television. He changed it... And he gave every one of us our own individuality."