Aaron Paul has put down the blue meth and is headed to Westworld.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has joined the HBO sci-fi drama for season 3, Talkies Network has confirmed.
The move marks the Emmy winner’s first cable TV series regular role since his work on the AMC drug drama which has been hailed as one of the greatest series’ ever.
There are no details yet on Paul’s character.
The move comes as another leading man on Westworld, James Marsden, got picked up by Netflix earlier this week to co-star in its dark comedy series Dead To Me — potentially signaling the end of Marsden’s involvement in the HBO drama. SPOILERS HERE: Marsden’s character died during season 2 but unlike the series’ first season, it does not look like Marsden’s cowboy hero will be saddling up once again.
Since Breaking Bad wrapped in 2013, Paul has starred in Hulu’s low-profile drama The Path and shot Apple’s upcoming series Are You Sleeping.
Westworld season 3 has no premiere date yet, though a 2020 return seems likely.