Now, we know for sure what Dean Norris is going to doing in what we are referring to as the great “Breaking Bad” offseason. After all, doesn’t the guy need to fill up his time somehow in between trying to investigate the Heisenberg mystery?
(Just for the sake of fair warning, know that the following contains some spoilers for what happened on the AMC show this year.)
According to a new report from Entertainment Weekly, Norris (who made a pretty startling discovery during the “Breaking Bad” summer finale this past summer) is going to be signing on for a part on season 2 of “Whitney,” which premieres on NBC October 19. Who is he going to play? Let’s just hope that after taking care of Walter White’s children for a few months, he is going to be able to handle being the father of Chris D’Elia’s character.
Because there are only eight additional episodes of “Breaking Bad” left to shoot, it has given many of the actors an opportunity to explore some other opportunities before the show returns later this year to start filming the grand finale. We already know that Bryan Cranston is going to be appearing on an episode of “30 Rock” in this time, and that Aaron Paul is going to be working on a new drama project. While “Whitney” could not be any more different of a show than “Breaking Bad,” it is still nice to see these actors getting some more work after struggling to land any significant roles for so long. This casting does come mere days after it was announced that the dearly departed Mike (Jonathan Banks) is going to be heading to the new CBS show “Vegas” for an arc.
What do you think about this casting, and do you think it’s going to be fun now to see Norris in a comedy?