The “Breaking Bad” actor is making a big TV comeback with a regular slot on techno-Western drama “Westworld,” whose third season is currently expected for 2020.
Best known as Jesse Pinkman, the main character’s ill-fated sidekick in crime thriller series “Breaking Bad,” Aaron Paul has landed himself another high-profile TV role.
He’s to join “Westworld” in an unspecified role for the sci-fi Western’s third season, which was announced in May 2018 and is projected for a 2020 debut.
Following events at the end of season two, that third season will likely see a furthering loosening of ties with the hallmark Wild West setting, as the theme park’s cybernetic humanoids gain access to the outside world.
Skipping 2019 not only allows for a longer production cycle but also clears the way for commissioning network HBO to highlight the final season of fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.”
Fittingly, Aaron Paul’s other upcoming projects include “Android,” a sci-fi movie with Olga Kurylenko of “Quantum of Solace,” “Oblivion” and “The Death of Stalin.”
Other professional exploits away from “Breaking Bad” have included animated black comedy “BoJack Horseman,” action movies “Need for Speed,” “Triple 9” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and religious drama series “The Path.