BREAKING BAD Season 4 Begins Production

Breaking Bad

BREAKING BAD is back in business. AMC announced at the Television Critics Association that the cast and crew of its Emmy winning original series return to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday, January 13 to begin production on the thirteen episode season four.

From acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad follows Walter White (triple Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White’s releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild-mannered family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.

Breaking Bad also stars 2010 Emmy winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman; Anna Gunn as Skyler White; Dean Norris as Hank Schrader; Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader; RJ Mitte as Walter, Jr; Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman; Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring; and Jonathan Banks as Mike.

The fourth season of Breaking Bad will air on AMC this summer.