Aaron Paul has lined up his first regular TV job following the conclusion of Breaking Bad. The actor, who played Jesse Pinkman on all five seasons of the hit AMC series, has signed on to star in Parenthood creator Jason Katims’ new Hulu series The Way.
Created by Jessica Goldberg , The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Production on the series is set to commence this Summer, with Hulu eyeing a Winter premiere.
Aaron Paul will play Eddie Cleary, a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past. He’s a husband and father who suffers a crisis of faith when all that he’s come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged. Television. He will star opposite Michelle Monaghan, who was previously cast as Eddie Cleary’s wife Sarah. Now that the two leads are set, casting for the supporting roles is underway.
Series creator Jessica Goldberg is penning the scripts and will serve as the executive producer/showrunner on The Way, which presently has a one-season/10 episode commitment. Jason Katims and Michelle Lee also serve as executive producers. Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions are producing. In addition to starring, Aaron Paul will serve as a producer and his production company Lucid Road Productions has also inked a first-look deal with Universal Television.
The Way, and more specifically the casting of Aaron Paul, is the latest indicator that Hulu will be upping the competition against their closest rivals Amazon and Netflix going forward. The streaming service, whose original series drive has been more lacklustre than either of their rivals, had already signalled that intention to a certain degree after landing JJ Abrams’ 11/22/63 in a very competitive bidding war and, more recently, reviving The Mindy Project after it was cancelled by Fox.