Aaron Paul is going to have to promise that this is not a joke this time. The former “Breaking Bad” star is set to return to television on the Hulu series “The Way.”
The news comes just days after Paul, 35, claimed that he would return to TV as his "Breaking Bad" character Jesse Pinkman. After posting a photo of a desert plate that said “Congratulations” on Instagram and saying that it was about a secret project, followers immediately got their hopes up. He went on Periscope to tell fans that he was going to star in a “Breaking Bad” spinoff. The actor went on Twitter shortly afterwards to tell fans that he was joking.
Sorry for the joke everybody. I love you all so much. Hugs and kisses.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) June 16, 2015
However, the Hollywood Reporter confirms that his gig with Hulu is indeed real. “The Way” will focus on a family that is involved in “a controversial faith-based movement” called The Way. Paul will play the family patriarch, Eddie. In the series, his wife (Michelle Monaghan) believes he is having an affair, but he is actually secretly meeting with someone who knows more about The Way.
The drama will have a 10-episode season and will start shooting this summer. “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” executive producer Jason Katims created the series with fellow “Parenthood” writer Jessica Goldberg and Michelle Lee, head of development at Katim’s True Jack production company.
This isn’t Paul’s first return to a TV series. He previously starred in the animated Netflix series “BoJack Horseman,” but this will be his first live action series since “Breaking Bad” wrapped in 2013. The three-time Emmy award winner will also produce “The Way.”
“The Way” will debut in the winter on Hulu.