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Premise[ edit ] Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico between and Breaking Bad follows Walter White as he is transformed from a meek high school science teacher who wants to provide for his family after learning he has terminal cancer into a ruthless player in the local methamphetamine drug trade.
Initially making only small batches of meth with his former student Jesse PinkmanWalter and Jesse eventually expand to make larger batches of a special blue meth that is incredibly pure and creates high demand.
Walter takes on the name "Heisenberg" to mask his identity. Because of his drug-related activities, Walt eventually finds himself at odds with his family, the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA through his brother-in-law Hank Schraderthe local gangs, and the Mexican drug cartels and their regional distributors, putting his life at risk.
Gilligan wanted to create a series in which the protagonist became the antagonist. We want to make people question who they're pulling for, and why. He's well on his way to badass.
While his producers convinced him that the show was different enough to still be successful, he later stated that he would not have gone forward with the idea had he known about Weeds earlier. Once Gilligan recognized that this would mean "we'd always have to be avoiding the Sandia Mountains " in shots directed toward the east, the story setting was changed to the actual production location.
AMC proposed a shortened fifth season six to eight episodes, instead of 13 to cut costs, but the producers declined. Sony then approached other cable networks about possibly picking up the show if a deal could not be made.
He even went as far as to say that Netflix "kept us on the air". I don't like what he's doing, but I understand, and I'll go with it for as far as it goes. Cranston played an anti-Semite with a terminal illness who took series co-protagonist Fox Mulder David Duchovny hostage.
Gilligan said the character had to be simultaneously loathsome and sympathetic, and that "Bryan alone was the only actor who could do that, who could pull off that trick. And it is a trick. I have no idea how he does it. When Gilligan left much of Walter's past unexplained during the development of the series, the actor wrote his own backstory for the character.
He collaborated with costume designer Kathleen Detoro on a wardrobe of mostly neutral green and brown colors to make the character bland and unremarkable, and worked with makeup artist Frieda Valenzuela to create a mustache he described as "impotent" and like a "dead caterpillar".
Cranston has said he was inspired partially by his elderly father for how Walter carries himself physically, which he described as "a little hunched over, never erect, [as if] the weight of the world is on this man's shoulders.
However, Gilligan said by the second episode of the season, he was so impressed with Paul's performance that "it became pretty clear early on that would be a huge, colossal mistake, to kill off Jesse".
She also drew chemical structures and wrote chemical equations which were used as props.
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