Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman actor Aaron Paul saddles up for role in Westworld season 3

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul managed to survive roving drug gangs, neo-Nazis and The One Who Knocks, but can he outrun the killer robots of the Delos corporation? We’re going to find out…

The actor who turned the word “bitch” into a catchphrase on his way to winning three Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe for playing small-time drug kingpin Jesse Pinkman is the latest addition to Westworld‘s cast.

Deadline reports that Paul has been cast in a mysterious but crucial role that will see him become a series regular when the HBO drama returns for its third season — likely in late 2019 or possibly even 2020.

Paul joins Westworld after recently wrapping up Hulu’s cult-themed drama series The Path with Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy earlier this year. He voices Todd on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman too.

There has also been renewed chatter recently that he’d be popping up soon in Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, after creator Vince Gilligan said he was “desperate” to make it happen.

“It wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough,” he explained. “I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for [him] to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time.”

As for when Paul will start his new gig, he might have some time on his hands yet. Westworld bosses wrapped up their second season earlier in 2018, but have said that execs at HBO aren’t rushing them.

“We want the show to get bigger and bigger and more ambitious and this takes time,” co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan recently said.

“We want to take all the time we need to get it right.”

Westworld airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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