American neo-Western crime drama television series
Breaking Bad is an American television series set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It started in January 2008. The show was broadcast across Canada and the United States on cable channel AMC. It has won 10 Emmy Awards. Breaking Bad ended in September 2013. Bryan Cranston plays the main role, Walter White. There are five seasons and 62 episodes. It is about a chemistry teacher who is told he has lung cancer and starts making the illegal drug methamphetamine to pay for his family's needs after he dies. Breaking Bad was made by Vince Gilligan.
|Created by||Vince Gilligan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||62 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Running time||43–58 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||January 20, 2008 –|
September 29, 2013
|Followed by||Better Call Saul|
|Related shows||Talking Bad|
- Walter White - A chemistry teacher who makes methamphetamine.
- Skyler White - The wife of Walter. Before he was diagnosed, Skyler was pregnant with his second child.
- Jesse Pinkman - A drug dealer. He used to be a student of Walter.
- Hank Schrader - Skyler's brother-in-law who works for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
- Marie Schrader - Skyler's sister. She is married to Hank. She has kleptomania.
- Walter White Jr. - Walter and Skyler's son. He has cerebral palsy.
- Gustavo "Gus" Fring - A drug lord.
- Saul Goodman - A lawyer who represents Walt and Jesse.
- Mike Ehrmantraut - A fixer and enforcer who works for Gus and Saul.