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Aaron Paul is taking the lead in a new Hulu drama

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Here's to 'yeah, bitch' dying a relatively noble death

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Aaron Paul's heading back to the small screen for his first live-action role since Breaking Bad — and he's sticking with streaming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul has signed on as the male lead fronting The Way, a new drama from Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) that's arriving on Hulu this winter. This is Paul's second straight connection with a streaming service original property: he's currently voicing a character (and executive producing) on Netflix's bawdy cartoon BoJack Horseman.

Paul has struggled to escape the shadow of Jesse Pinkman in the near-two years since Breaking Bad's finale. Need for Speed and Exodus: Gods and Kings, his two 2014 plays for cinematic success, were met with mediocre reviews and lukewarm attendance, and while he has a few other films in the pipeline, they're still largely unknown commodities. Another crack at a juicy character — he'll play a member of a controversial faith group struggling with disillusionment and ennui — could be the jolt Paul needs to get out from under one of modern TV's most beloved characters.