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AMC’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series “Breaking Bad” will debut its second season on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 10pm. Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files”), produced by Sony Pictures Television, and starring Emmy®-winner Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” has been heralded as “bleak, heartbreaking, shocking and bitterly funny” (Associated Press) and was recently honored by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the Top 10 television programs of the year. The explosive new season delves deeper into the next chapter in the life of Walt White – played by Cranston, who does double duty as director of the new season’s first episode – and his transformation from everyday family man to a drug kingpin. As the action intensifies in season two, Walt continues to straddle conflicting worlds: a ruthless swirl of drugs, murder and mayhem and a complex, emotionally fraught domestic life.
The bold and suspenseful drama follows Walt White, a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab.
At the end of season one, Walt and Jesse began their new ‘business partnership’ with drug dealer Tuco, and during their first meeting in an abandoned junk yard, witnessed his unpredictable temper. Jesse contemplated selling his house, given all that transpired under his roof with the deaths of Krazy-8 and Emilio. Walt and his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) prepared for their new arrival with a baby shower, but discovered a dishonest side to Skyler’s sister Marie (Betsy Brandt) when they learned her shower gift was stolen. Meanwhile, Marie’s husband Hank (Dean Norris) intensified his DEA investigation and pursuit of the city’s new drug lord.
In the second season, Walt must deal with the chain reaction of his choice, as he and Jesse face new and severe consequences. When danger and suspicion around Walt escalate, he is pushed to new levels of desperation. Just how much higher will the stakes rise? How far is Walt willing to go to ensure his family’s security? Will his grand plan spiral out of control?
Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, “Breaking Bad” stars 2008 Emmy® Award-winner Bryan Cranston (“Malcolm in the Middle,” Little Miss Sunshine); Aaron Paul (“Big Love”); Anna Gunn (“Deadwood”); Dean Norris (Little Miss Sunshine); Betsy Brandt (“CSI”); and RJ Mitte (“Hannah Montana,” “Weeds”).