Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has revived his iconic character Walter White for a new advertisement.

The star famously played the chemistry teacher-turned meth kingpin across the show’s five seasons between 2008 and 2013, recently reprising the role for cameo appearances in the final season of spin-off show Better Call Saul.

However, White – aka Heisenberg – is back once again, this time for an advert for PopCorners set to air during the upcoming Super Bowl.

Following a previous teaser by the brand, Cranston himself confirmed the involvement, sharing a picture of the character holding a packet of the PopCorners crisps, writing: “Breaking soon. 02.12.23”.

As well as Better Call Saul, Cranston appeared for a brief cameo as White in 2019 movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which follows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the events of the main show.

Speaking last year about his Better Call Saul appearances, Cranston admitted there was a lot of secrecy over the cameo.

It was [surreal],” he told the Radio Times. “Aaron Paul and I, we had to coordinate our schedules to make sure we were available when they were in production.”

Cranston added: “We were flown into New Mexico secretly and they created this shroud of privacy – we were sent right away to an Airbnb house that we were not allowed to leave. There was all this stuff going on, it was exciting! But also a secret and we kept it secret for a year.

“And then when Better Call Saul premiered they announced it, and Aaron and I said: ‘Oh, well, I guess we can talk about it now!'”

All five seasons of Breaking Bad are streaming now on Netflix in the UK.


By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.