HOLLYWOOD – AMC announced today that Breaking Bad hero Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is getting his own spin off show with Hey Jesse!
The news comes almost a year on from the finale of the ground-breaking meth lab dramedy that has already spawned a yet to be aired spin off Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk as the eponymous lawyer. Aaron Paul explained the new show:
A lot of people, myself included, think that Jesse got a pretty raw deal on Breaking Bad [Spoilers ahead – Exec]. He suffered beatings, manipulation, abuse and the loss of everyone he loved. And in return he got to drive into a fence, probably straight into the oncoming cop cars. So I talked to Vince Gilligan and we worked something out.
Details are hazy but show-runner, Gilligan spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec and dropped some hints:
It is going to be a lot lighter. We really want to pay back Jesse for all the terrible things he had to go through. So he moves to New York and he becomes a male nanny to these kids of a famous film director and his actress wife. Anyway Jesse just has loads of great times with these kids and finds a kind of surrogate family. He’s lauded and celebrated and surrounded by people who love him and value him.
Oh and he succumbs to his old drug dealing ways and everyone finds out and he has to kill one of the kids to cover up and then the Nazis, Uncle Jack’s relatives, they turn up. And anyway I don’t want to give away the end, so I think I’ve said enough.
Hey Jesse! will be broadcast this Fall on AMC.