Jesse Pinkman waits for Walter White in the desert in the Super Bowl commercial

Jesse Pinkman waits for Walter White in the well-known New Mexico desert in a teaser for an upcoming Super Bowl commercial for popcorners chip brand.

Aaron Paul is back as Jesse Pinkman in a teaser for an upcoming breaking Bad-themed Super Bowl commercial for the PopCorners brand of chips. From 2008 to 2013, Paul played the critically acclaimed show Pinkman, a junkie-turned-meth cook breaking Bad. Alongside Bryan Cranston’s Walter White/Heisenberg, Pinkman co-starred in the series, which follows the pair as they navigate the gritty criminal underworld of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the game’s top meth cooks. Paul returned to the role in 2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Moviewhich focused on Pinkman’s life after the events of breaking Bad.


After Weekly entertainmentPaul will return to his breakout role in a Super Bowl commercial chewing PopCorners chips in the familiar setting of the New Mexico desert, where many of them are breaking BadThe most memorable moments took place. Check out the short teaser of the commercial below:

During the teaser set to the breaking Bad Theme music, Pinkman answers a phone call and asks “What’s wrong?“It’s likely that the person on the other end of the call is his partner Walter White, given that Pinkman is wearing the duo’s patented chef’s attire, there’s an empty lounge chair next to him, and the snack brand already tweeted with Cranston in its Heisenberg clothing and holding the same bag of PopCorners chips.

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Will Vince Gilligan Continue The Breaking Bad Universe?

Walt is in the doctor's office in Breaking Bad

During and since its five-year run on AMC, breaking Bad has gained a cult following as viewers continue to dissect the show years after the finale aired in 2013. One of the things many appreciated about Vince Gilligan’s two masterful creations, breaking Bad and it’s prequel/sequel Better call Saul, is that they didn’t get carried away by greedy executives and producers trying to squeeze every dollar they could out of the intellectual property. The five- and six-year run lengths of the two shows demonstrate the creative team’s impressive reticence given how successful and popular it is breaking Bad and Better call Saul was.

There is no breaking Bad universe without Gilligan’s mind, so his participation would be crucial to the prospects of any future projects. Unfortunately Gilligan, who created both shows and directed the sequel El CaminoHe has said he currently has no plans to do anything else breaking Bad-related stories in which he says he wants to prove to himself that he’s not a one-trick pony and can also be successful outside of his comfort zone. Gilligan will get the chance he’s looking for to prove he can thrive off the deserts of New Mexico in a new sci-fi show he created and stars in Better call Saul Former Rhea Seehorn who played Kim Wexler. The project received a contract for two seasons of Apple TV+.

Peter Gould, who produced breaking Bad and co-designed Better call Saul with Gilligan, echoing Gilligan’s statements about wanting to succeed elsewhere but also saying “who knows‘, how the team would feel about returning to Albuquerque in a few years. Gilligan also left the back door open to a return by admitting that he made the same claims of not returning to the universe afterward breaking Bad ended and he did not pursue it further. The biggest chance for a return would be a prequel about the rise of Gustavo Fring that could explore his early life in Chile and other intriguing moments hinted at during the shows. Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus, has expressed interest in returning to his role as a wily drug lord for such a prequel.

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Source: EW