Breaking Bad: what is the cast up to now?

As spin-off Better Call Saul launches, we look at what the original show's key players did next...

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul launches on Netflix from Monday 9 February, which means we get another whole show’s worth of brilliance from best lawyer in town Bob Odenkirk.


However, it’s not like the Breaking Bad cast has been out of work since the original show ended. Here’s what the actors have been up to since kicking the habit.

Bryan Cranston – Walter White

The award-winning star of Breaking Bad has since played Ted’s difficult boss in How I Met Your Mother and appeared as nuclear physicist Joe Brody in the 2014 remake of Godzilla.

He’s set to change sides in the War on Drugs in new film The Infiltrator, playing undercover agent Robert Mazur investigating Colombian drug cartels. Sound familiar?

Cranston will also provide the voice of Po’s pop in animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3, and is starring in upcoming biopic of blacklisted 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo alongside Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane and Louis C.K.

Cranston’s been spending some time with the thesps too, winning a Tony award for his role as US President Lyndon Johnson in Broadway show All the Way. HBO is set to make the adaptation

 Here’s Cranston breaking Ted in HIMYM…

Aaron Paul – Jesse Pinkman

Walter White’s partner in crime has starred in and produced the father/son drama Hellion, and played a lead role in the film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down alongside Toni Collette, Sam Neill, and Pierce Brosnan.

He’s also taken a role with Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver in the Ridley Scott-directed biblical drama Exodus and appeared in animated Netflix comedy BoJack Horseman.  Oh, and in true nostalgia for Breaking Bad, he and Cranston reunited for a US special episode of David Blaine: Real or Magic.

Here’s Pinkman being intense in 2014 movie Need for Speed

Anna Gunn – Skyler White

Breaking Bad’s leading lady has since guest-starred in The Mindy Project, playing a gynecologist who tries to lure Mindy to join her practice.

Gunn also co-starred with David Tennant in Gracepoint, the Fox adaptation of Broadchurch, before it was cancelled after one series. Gunn plays detective Ellie Miller, the role Olivia Colman made her own.

Here’s Gunn playing a detective in Gracepoint…

Dean Norris – Hank Schrader

The actor starred in comedy-drama Men, Women and Children before returning to his 2013 role as Big Jim Rennie on CBS series Under the Dome, the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. He also starred on the big screen with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz in the Ridley Scott-directed crime drama The Counselor.

Here’s Norris in sci-fi drama Under the Dome…

Betsy Brandt – Marie Schrader

Since playing Skyler White’s sister and the wife of DEA agent Hank Schrader,  the actress has nabbed a recurring role in Masters of Sex alongside Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, and played Michael J. Fox’s wife in his self-titled NBC Thursday-night sitcom.


Here’s Brandt discussing her 1950s look on Masters of Sex…