Vince Gilligan is the creator and producer of the American criminal drama television series Breaking Bad. The series, which is set and shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, centers on Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a dejected high school chemistry teacher who is underpaid, overqualified, and suffering from stage-three lung cancer. Before he passes away, White turns to a life of crime and teams up with a former classmate, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine while avoiding the perils of the criminal underground.
The show also features Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris as Skyler’s sister Marie Schrader and her husband Hank, a DEA agent, as well as Anna Gunn and RJ Mitte as Walter’s wife Skyler and son Walter Jr. Other actors include Giancarlo Esposito as drug lord Gus Fring, Jonathan Banks as private eye and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut, and Bob Odenkirk as Walter and Jesse’s attorney Saul Goodman. The criminally ambitious Todd Alquist, played by Jesse Plemons, and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, a crafty business executive who oversees Walter’s company’s international meth sales, played by Laura Fraser, are introduced in the final season.