Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) of the Breaking Bad clan were unveiled yesterday at the Albuquerque Convention Center, along with Mayor Tim Keller. The sculptures were created by artist Trevor Grove and cast by American Fine Arts Foundry.
The wonderful statues depict White and Pinkman in great detail, with White clearly in his Heisenberg phase, consistent with several promotional shots for the show. Given the appearance of both, it's also abundantly clear that this would have been from one of the show's later seasons. Both Grove and American Fine Arts Foundry have done a fantastic job.
Cranston and Paul were reunited at the ceremony with ASAC Hank Schrader, who is also Walt's brother-in-law, as well as Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian, and Rhea Seehorn, who play Ignacio "Nacho" Varga, Howard Hamlin, and Kim Wexler, respectively. Both programs' creator, Vince Gilligan, was also there.
Better Call Saul is wrapping its run and had originally premiered in 2015, having already received six seasons of service. Although not present, Star Bob Odenkirk sent his warmest regards via his primary Saul co-stars. Albuquerque has been a significant component of both shows, serving as the primary filming location.
Breaking Bad is without a doubt one of the most iconic television series of recent memory. The show earned 58 Primetime Emmy Nominations across its five seasons, winning 16 Outstanding Drama Series nominations in both 2013 and 2014 for its final season. Following most audiences' recognition as bumbling father Hal Wilkerson in the family comedy Malcolm in the Middle, Paul won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times.
On Mondays, Better Call Saul's final season will continue to broadcast its final episodes on AMC. Check out some more photos of the statues and ceremonies below.
Below is a link to the teaser for Season 6 of Better Call Saul.