From veteran producers Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson comes this water-cooler drama about an unremarkable and uncharismatic chemistry teacher, Walter, who discovers new passion in his life after he learns he has terminal cancer. Once a successful chemist, Walter now teaches apathetic high school students and works part-time at a car wash to help support his family – wife Skyler, who earns a modest income buying and selling items on eBay, and son Walter, Jr., a strong-willed 17-year-old suffering from cerebral palsy. Realizing he has nothing but his family left to live for, Walter's new sense of purpose reinvigorates him into a man of action as he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for the ones he loves.
The show received sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards and had fifty-eight nominations. Bryan Cranston won the Outstanding Lead Actor award four times, and Aaron Paul won Outstanding Supporting Actor three times. The series won Outstanding Drama Series two times, in 2013 and 2014.