Aaron Paul — who earned the ire of the Internet for maybe the first time in his career earlier this week by pranking fans in suggesting that he was going to star in a Breaking Bad spin-off — will actually return to television again.
Paul — whose film career hasn’t been all that spectacular (Need for Speed, Exodus) — will produce and play the lead in the upcoming Hulu series, The Way (wt). It comes from Jason Katims’ production company, and Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) will also produce and co-wrote with series creator Jessica Goldberg. Michelle Monaghan will also star.
What’s it about? Take it away, Hulu press release:
Paul will play Eddie Cleary, a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past. He’s a husband (to “Sarah Cleary” played by Michelle Monaghan) and father who suffers a crisis of faith when all that he’s come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged.
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. The series is slated to premiere this winter.
Aaron Paul + Jason Katims is enough to actually compel me to subscribe to yet another streaming service.