Breaking Bad remains one of the best television shows ever made, and now fans can look forward to an upcoming VR experience based on the show. Headed up by its creator Vince Gilligan, the new Breaking Bad VR project is being developed by Sony for its PlayStation VR headset.
Variety reports that Sony invited a number of famous television creators and showrunners to the PlayStation campus to check out the PSVR headset for themselves. Andrew House, the global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, says that while some of them were “intrigued’ by the possibilities of making VR experiences, Gilligan was the only one who said he definitely wanted to do something with this platform.
So far, there are few details about the upcoming Breaking Bad PSVR experience, other than Gilligan’s involvement. There’s no word on when it will be released, other than it won’t be coming out in 2017. There’s also no word on what actors from the original show will return, nor if this experience will be just a stand alone VR app or it will be released in an episodic format.
Breaking Bad debuted on AMC in 2o08 and chronicled the downfall of Walter White, a high school math teacher who starts making crystal meth to make money after he learns he has terminal lung cancer. The crime drama ran for five seasons and won Emmy Awards for the best drama series in 2013 and 2014. Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White, won four Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Drama, and Aaron Paul, who played White’s meth creating partner Jesse Pinkman, won three Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. A spinoff and prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, is near the end of its third season on AMC.