Did you wake up this morning drenched in your own sweat and feeling a clawing need for both fantastic cable drama and Bryan Cranston’s bald head. We sure did! Here at Hollywood.com, we’ve been suffering with an awful case of Breaking Bad withdrawal, and while locking Vince Gilligan in a basement and forcing him to write more episodes did flutter through our minds, that would be kinda illegal. Since we can’t have and more pure, uncut 96% purity Breaking Bad, letls look at other options to get our fix.
RJ Mitte in Switched at Birth
RJ Mitte will continue having breakfast, but this time on ABC Family’s drama Switched at Birth. He will play Cambell, a med-student who is paralyzed by a snowboarding accident.
Univision is creating a Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad. If you’re a fan of the original, you can already see some familiar scenes and situations from the show, only with slightly different accents. In the Univision version, Walter White is named Walter Blanco (clearly going for subtlety here) and Jesse Pinkman will be Jose Miguel Rosas.
Bob Odenkirk in The Birthday Boys
Better Call Saul is still a long way off, but we can still enjoy everyone’s favorite bus bench lawyer in Bob Odenkirk’s new sketch-comedy show The Birthday Boy. You can check out the first episode in full before it premieres.
Betsy Brandt in The Michael J. Fox Show
Betsy Brandt, who played our favorite slightly annoying spouse in Breaking Bad, plays a slightly annoying spouse on NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show. Betsy’s new gig has her playing opposite Micheal J. Fox, who plays a legendary news reporter that returns to work after battling Parkinsons and getting fed up with his wife’s poor knowledge of geology.
Dean Norris in The Conselor
ASAC Hank Shrader is appearing in the new Ridley Scott film, The Counselor. In the film, a lawyer played by Michael Fassbender gets in over his head when he gets involved in a drug-trafficking operation. Hopefully Dean Norris is playing an alternate version of Hank.
Bryan Cranston as Lex Luther (maybe)
When the rumor that Bryan Cranston had been cast as Lex Luther in the new Batman/Superman film popped up a few weeks ago, the internet exploded in excitement at the mere suggestion. The rumor has been since debunked but we’re holding out hope that someone at WB finds the good sense to drive a truck full of money and a pair of hair clippers to Bryan Cranston’s house. Cranston playing a bald genius egomaniac? It’s literally perfect.