Emmy Award-winning actor Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Smashed, “Big Love”) has been cast as the lead male actor in the Hulu Original “The Way.” Known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad,” Paul is the first three-time Emmy Award-winner in the drama supporting actor category. Paul will also serve as a producer on the series and his production company Lucid Road Productions has made a first look deal with Universal Television.
“The Way” comes to Hulu from Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions and was created by Jessica Goldberg who will write and executive-produce the series, along with Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions.
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.
Paul is currently filming the comedy Central Intelligence opposite The Rock and Kevin Hart, and will reunite with his “Big Love” co-star Amanda Seyfried in the drama Fathers and Daughters. He also has John Hillcoat’s crime drama Triple 9 and Gavin Hood’s drone warfare thriller Eye in the Sky in the can as well.
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