The critically acclaimed US cable drama Breaking Bad will have its Free to Air premiere at 9:30pm Friday January 22nd on ABC2.
It will follow the third episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth.
Created and produced by Vince Gilligan (The X Files) the series has already aired on Pay TV but is certainly worth a look if only for the performance of Bryan Cranston who has two Emmy Awards for his performance as the dysfunctional father given just two years to live. He has beaten such competition as Hugh Laurie, Michael C. Hall, Simon Baker, Jon Hamm, Gabriel Byrne and James Spader.
Once a successful research chemist, but now relegated to teaching in a New Mexico high school, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is diagnosed with cancer and given only two years to live.
Choosing to keep the bad news from his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), and their disabled teenage son, he vows to do whatever it takes to provide for his family’s future.
Opportunity knocks when his DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent brother-in-law busts a local meth operation, inspiring Walt to start his own mobile drug lab and enlist a former student, Jesse (Aaron Paul), as his partner. When forced to kill a pair of vengeful drug dealers and then tell Skyler about his illness, he’s left with nothing to lose.
Desperate to stay one step ahead of the law and his drug-dealing rivals, Walt undergoes an exhilarating transformation from struggling husband and father to ruthless competitor in the drug trade’s criminal underworld.
Starring Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle), Aaron Paul (Mission: Impossible III) Anna Gunn (Deadwood), Betsy Brandt (Shelf Life) and Dean Norris (Little Miss Sunshine).