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Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito to host new series exploring the show’s biggest moments

Giancarlo Esposito is set to present a new digital docu-series that will delve into famous Breaking Bad moments.

The actor played fried chicken magnate and crystal meth baron Gus Fring in the hit AMC crime drama, and has reprised the role in its still-airing spin-off, Better Call Saul.

His new series, The Broken and the Bad, is, according to a press release, “inspired by the most memorable characters, situations and themes of the Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad universe and focuses on the real-world stories that mirror the fictional world of both shows”.

Breaking Bad followed high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) as he used his scientific expertise to synthesise, and sell, high-grade methamphetamine. Running from 2008 to 2013, the stylish and twist-filled series was a landmark hit for AMC by the time of its final season.

Episodes of The Broken and the Bad will focus on con men and assassins, as well as the logistics of large-scale drug operations.

One episode will look at a town in the US populated by people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity – the ailment which afflicts Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) in Better Call Saul.

The series premiere has been timed to coincide with a special run of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul-themed programming on the US network.

Better Call Saul broadcast its fifth season earlier this year. Starring Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, the series has continued to draw critical acclaim even as it fails to sustain its predecessor’s viewing figures. In the UK, both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul can currently be watched on Netflix.

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