Here is some cool trivia before you start reading the first draft of the Breaking Bad pilot episode.
Did you know that the first draft of breaking bad pilot episode was set in riverside, California. Like Walt, creator Vince Gilligan went on a ride along with a friend who was a DEA agent in riverside. The location eventually changed to Albuquerque, new Mexico due to a tax incentive offered by the state.
LOTS OF NETWORKS PASSED ON IT, INCLUDING HBO
In 2016, it was announced that Vince Gilligan is working on a limited series about Jim Jones for HBO. But the “It’s not TV” network wasn’t always so hot on Gilligan. In a 2011 interview, Gilligan shared that he pitched Breaking Bad to HBO, and that it was the worst meeting he ever had.
HBO wasn’t the only network that ultimately said no to Walter White: Showtime, TNT, and FX all passed on Breaking Bad, too, for various reasons.
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future. When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose.
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