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Breaking Bad statues of Walter and Jesse revealed in Albuquerque

The Breaking Bad fandom can never get enough content from the universe and Better Call Saul is currently scratching that itch.

While the final season of the spin-off show airs, an important creation has been erected in Albuquerque, New Mexico, honoring Breaking Bad’s iconic duo.

Created and produced by Vince Gilligan for AMC, the neo-Western crime drama Breaking Bad frist aired in 2008 and produced a total of five seasons and 62 episodes following Bryan Cranston’s chemistry teacher-turned kingpin Walter White.

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Walt and Jesse hit Albuquerque

Cast members from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico to see the unveiling of life-size bronze statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

Actors in attendance included Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando.

Since Albuquerque has served as the backdrop to both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul over the years, the location seemed fitting, and the statues were placed at a convention center in the city.

Breaking Bad fans react to the statues

The fitting unveiling was a memorable event for actors and fans alike, who have shared nothing but praise towards the statues.

A photo of creator Vince Gilligan looking at the statues became popular on Twitter, with many noticing the pride the creator has for these characters.

Another fan shared that they wished they had been there during the unveiling and proceeded to mark that the photos of the statues were “iconic”.

Better Call Saul meets Breaking Bad

Better Call Saul is currently airing its sixth and final season on AMC, bringing lawyer Saul Goodman’s narrative to a close.

As the final few episodes air, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are touted to return in the episode titled Breaking Bad, to reprise their roles.

Breaking Bad is scheduled to premiere tonight, Monday, August 1, 2022, on AMC and will serve as the penultimate episode.

Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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