Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Joins Co-Star Bryan Cranston for Super Bowl Commercial

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Joins Co-Star Bryan Cranston for Super Bowl Commercial

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In an upcoming PopCorners commercial for Super Bowl LVII, Breaking Bad alumni Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite to promote the snack food brand.

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Breaking Bad fans have a chance to relive the series as Aaron Paul teams up with castmate Bryan Cranston for an upcoming Super Bowl LVII commercial for PopCorners.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Cranston’s Walter White and Paul’s Jesse Pinkman will once again become accomplices to promote the popular snack brand during the NFL’s annual title game. A first look at the commercial shows Jesse in dirty chef’s gear watching the desert sunset in central New Mexico while eating out of a PopCorners bag. He then takes a call while the camera highlights an empty lawn chair and the famous Breaking Bad meth lab behind him. The commercial appears to be an ode to Season 2, Episode 9 of the hit AMC show 4 Days Out, when Walter and Jesse wander the desert after their RV breaks down.

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Paul’s involvement in the PopCorners commercial follows confirmation of Cranston’s performance in December 2022. The commercial is one of many airing on Super Bowl Sunday alongside a Heineken commercial starring Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor Paul Rudd and a The Michelob Ultra spot will feature former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-announcer Tony Romo, replicating Bill Murray’s role as Carl Spackler on Caddyshack. It also marks another Super Bowl commercial for Cranston, who previously starred in spots for Esurance (Super Bowl XLIX) and Mountain Dew (Super Bowl LIV).

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Breaking Bad became a cult classic after its premiere in 2008, chronicling Walter White’s transformation from humble family man and chemistry teacher to drug lord. Walter, also known by his alias Heisenberg, created a pure version of methamphetamine by using his knowledge of chemistry and working with Jesse, a former student, to distribute it. The couple embarks on many misadventures as they become embroiled in a world of cartels, money laundering and assassination.

The critically acclaimed crime drama series has won a variety of awards, including multiple Golden Globe Awards, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Breaking Bad also starred Anna Gunn (Skyler White), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) and Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) and ran for five seasons before being cancelled. Many have hailed it as one of the best television series of all time.

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Breaking Bad spawned a well-received spinoff series, Better Call Saul, which featured Paul and Cranston as guest stars in Season 6. Paul also appeared in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a 2019 film that served as the epilogue to the series finale. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has also spoken about future spin-offs and is currently developing an independent AppleTV+ series starring Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn.

Fans can relive the best of Breaking Bad by streaming the hit series on Netflix.

Source: Entertainment Weekly