Film & TV

Is Aaron Paul Headed to HBO After ‘Breaking Bad’?

Film & TV

Is Aaron Paul Headed to HBO After ‘Breaking Bad’?

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For the past four years, Breaking Bad has consistently been one of the best shows on TV (and one of the most stressful—watching the season three finale and the season four premiere back-to-back is a pretty solid recipe for cardiac arrest), thanks in no small part to Aaron Paul’s Emmy-winning performance as meth addict/small-time hustler turned iron chef Jesse Pinkman. That series is set to wrap with a two-part, 16-episode final season that premieres July 15, and we might have a line on where Paul’s headed next. Deadline’s reporting today that HBO, home of all the good television, has ordered a pilot from executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Malcolm Gladwell (yeah, the dude who wrote Outliers), Mark Levinson and Charles Randolph for The Missionary, which will be a cold war spy drama. Paul would star as an American missionary in 1960s Berlin who gets involved with the CIA (so yeah, try and wrap your head around the guy who plays Jesse “Yeah Science!” Pinkman doing something entirely different). Levinson and Wahlberg have a decent history with HBO, producing dramas like In Treatment, Entourage, How to Make it in America, and Boardwalk Empire, if that gives us any indication of how likely it is that this show will get made.