Millions watched the bittersweet conclusion of AMC’s Breaking Bad, during which we sadly had to prepare ourselves for the future of the beloved, dysfunctional family we never came home to (probably not a plight for most). As a proud member of #TeamJesse, here I’ve shared my ideas for the future of Aaron Paul, the talented actor portraying Jesse Pinkman.
“Franklin & Bash”
This is the first show I thought of when I contemplated potential Aaron Paul guest roles. It is hard not to love Franklin & Bash‘s hyper-masculine humor. Aaron Paul could put the cherry on that sundae, or twist the cap off of that pickle jar, perhaps? After five seasons of Jesse Pinkman’s emotional meltdowns, it would be refreshing to see Aaron Paul’s guest star be a calm, cool, collected, and comedic man. The goofy, unreserved guy on the late-night talk shows needs to come to life. What’s a more perfect show than Franklin & Bash to explore this realm?
“American Horror Story”
American Horror Story: Coven is a new and exciting upcoming chapter of the popular series. To hammer this point, what modern actor can portray life falling apart better than Aaron Paul? What show has characters’ lives (and afterlife even) to the point where falling apart is an understatement? I myself am seeing Aaron Paul as either a tormented spirit, or a victim of a calamity that no one could wish upon their worst enemy.
Lucky 7 has an excellent premise and hit the ground running with a catchy pilot. It is hard at this point to see where this series is going, especially if they want to keep it going for more than a season or two. In a series like this I can imagine the character dynamic potential. Any fitting role cast to Aaron Paul will enhance this series. Perhaps as one of Nicky’s old jail buddies?
In John Wells’ American remake of the Paul Abbott series, I cannot help but want to see Aaron Paul as a guest star. There will be plenty of opportunity, as the show is on its fifth season and still going strong. He definitely fits into the character level of the show, and I would like to see him cast into a unique position, maybe an acquaintance of one of the Gallagher kids.
House’s conclusion created a huge market void. In response, Nurse Jackie does a delightful job of bringing medical dramas with humorous overtones and drug-addicted protagonists. Need I explain why Aaron Paul needs to guest star as a bonehead intern or patient on this show? Bonus points for seeing if he can pull off the New York accent.