‘Breaking Bad’ Heads Back To Albuquerque

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The cast of AMC’s original drama series Breaking Bad will return to Albuquerque July 15 to begin second-season production.

Series star Bryan Cranston will direct the sophomore-season premiere. Cranston directing credits include Malcolm in the Middle and the feature Last Chance, a film he also wrote and starred his wife Robin Dearden. The 13-episode second season of Breaking Bad is set to debut on AMC in early 2009.

From Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad explores a New Mexico family, as the father, Walt White (Cranston) is diagnosed with stage III cancer. With news of his sickness, White desires to provide financial security for his family and involves himself in the world of crystal meth, trading on his talents as a chemistry teacher.

“As we ramp up production for the next season of AMC's original drama series, Breaking Bad, we look forward to returning to the endless setting of Albuquerque to not only work with the talented artists and crew base that the city offers, but also it serves as such a perfect backdrop for the evolution of Walt White's character,” said Vlad Wolynetz, vice president of production, series and movies, in a statement.