Aaron Paul signs on for Hulu original series (and it's not a prank this time)

Paul pranked fans this weekend with the announcement of a "BB" spin-off. This project, Hulu confirms, is for real

By Colin Gorenstein

Published June 17, 2015 6:40PM (EDT)

 Aaron Paul     (Shutterstock, s_bukley)
Aaron Paul (Shutterstock, s_bukley)

The Boy Who Cried "Breaking Bad," known more widely as Aaron Paul, has signed onto the Hulu original series "The Way" today. No need to fear; it is not a prank this time, Hulu confirms.

Paul, who recently came under fire for pranking "Breaking Bad" fans with the promise of a Jesse-centric spinoff (and then pulling out with a cheap "jk!"), will star as the male lead opposite Michelle Monoghan in the Jason Katims-fronted drama.

Paul will also be taking on the role of co-producer for the 10-episode project.

According to the press release via Hulu:

"'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 currently slated for a winter premier.

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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