Ever since the hit crime drama bid fans farewell in the finale last September, the US actor has been missing life on set playing Walter White’s meth dealing partner.
“I loved playing Jesse,” he told the Guardian. “My favourite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was Breaking Bad. We were all running to work, we couldn’t wait to get there, we were all very proud to be a part of it, it was so good.”
“I wish I could tell you something exciting, but honestly there is nothing happening with me and that show,” he said. “I would love to be a part of it, but that’s definitely out in the open in the writers’ room.”
Netflix original series to watch in 2014
Netflix original series to watch in 2014
1/10 House of Cards
Back for Season 2. This run of the murky political thriller will see Kevin Spacey's wily congressman Frank Underwood finally get 'one heartbeat away from the presidency' but face attacks from all sides.
2/10 Better Call Saul
We're unlikely to see this Breaking Bad spin-off until 2015 but Walter White's crooked lawyer Saul Goodman will be back...
3/10 Orange Is The New Black
Back for Season 2. A dark comedy set in a tough women's prison that has transformed into a surprisingly macabre insight into how we selfishly cling to love in times of need, bolstered by some moving sub-plots.
4/10 Bojack Horseman
Speaking of Breaking Bad, how about a cartoon voiced by Aaron Paul aka Jesse Pinkman that follows a whiskey-drinking horse with a bad case of ennui? Thought so.
5/10 The Killing
Back for Season 4. The Killing refused to be killed last year, saved from the chop for a final season exclusive to Netflix to expedite the mopping up of plot lines.
6/10 Hemlock Grove
Back for Season 2. Fans of True Blood, The Walking Dead etc might find reason to return for this second batch of 'mild fornication, fellatio, heavy cocaine use, lesbian necrophilia and violent hemorrhaging'.
7/10 Sense 8
The always mind-bending output of Andy and Lana Wachowski (pictured) will be funnelled into the small screen for the first time with this sci-fi series, which, like the siblings' recent film Cloud Atlas, will focus on a series of seperate and yet interweaving stories.
8/10 Untitled - from the creators of Damages
The Damages creators left Netflix chiefs 'spellbound' when they pitched this as yet untitled 'suspenseful family drama'. It will centre on a family whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home, which all sounds a bit Brothers & Sisters, only this is Netflix so there will probably be some sex and fratricide in there somewhere.
9/10 Marco Polo
Fortunately for the easily bored modern viewer, this nine-chapter series will not focus on the famous explorer's influence on European cartography but his encounters with 'astonishing martial arts, sexual intrigue, political skullduggery and spectacular battles'. Hurray!
Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar has seen several film biopics but comparatively few portrayals on television. This is set to change with Narcos, which will chronicle his life and death in a collaboration with Gaumont International Television.
It’s official, Breaking Bad is Paul’s one true love. He even listed his favourite Jesse moments of the series for AMC.
1) Walt’s proposal to Jesse, season 1, episode 1
“I love this scene because this is where the true journey begins…the decision that changes both of their lives forever.”
2) Mr and Mrs White have dinner with Jesse, season 5, episode 6
“I just love how uncomfortable Jesse is the entire time and how he uses his glass of water as his security blanket.”
3) Jesse discusses Shooting Gale, season 4, episode 7
“I love this because it allowed Jesse to finally (somewhat) confess his sins”
4) Jesse shows up at Mr White’s house to kill Walt, season 4, episode 12
“This scene is incredibly powerful to me because everything Jesse screams out in this scene was the truth. Walt is a master puppeteer and Jesse was just one of his many strings. What a bastard.”
5) The final showdown, season 5, episode 16
“The final look Walter and Jesse share speaks volumes with no words needed. So much pain on both ends and they both know it is all over.”