‘Breaking Bad’ season 5: Anna Gunn lines up post-show work on Bravo

SkylerIt did not ultimately take Anna Gunn very long at all to land one of her first jobs following the competition on “Breaking Bad.” What is a little bit more surprising, meanwhile, is the network that she will be making her next appearance on.

Sources have confirmed that Gunn will be playing the leading part in “Rita,” an hour-long drama for Bravo that follows the life of a smart and opinionated teacher at a private school who has to deal with a myriad of problems, including over-protective parents as well as her own children that she is trying to raise. When you consider the network that this series is on, we have a rather hard time believing that we are going to be seeing the actress in anywhere near the same sort of dark place we grew accustomed to witnessing her famous character of Skyler White.

In speaking out about the decision to cast Gunn in a new statement, here is what the show’s executive producer Krista Vernoff (“Grey’s Anatomy”) had to say:

“Anna Gunn is a phenomenal talent and we couldn’t be more excited that she’s going to play Rita. I know Hollywood is a hyperbolic town, but that’s not hyperbole. We are freaking out with excitement!”

This announcement comes not long after Betsy Brandt (Marie) landed a role as Michael J. Fox’s wife in his upcoming comedy series on NBC, and after Bryan Cranston signed a new development deal that could help him land a television project at some point in the future.

For those who had not heard, Aaron Paul was at one point attached to play a part in a HBO drama pilot; however, that role has since been re-cast, and his future following “Breaking Bad” is unclear.

If you want to hear what Gunn has to say about the final episodes, all you have to do is visit the link here.

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