'Breaking Bad' Stars' Next Projects Run the Gamut From Exciting to Sad

Breaking Bad is over. Just like that, it's gone. Thankfully, though, we've all fallen in love with the actors on themselves, and all these super talented people are already lining up their next gigs. Thank god! Here's who we're most excited to see in their next projects.

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Breaking Bad is over. Just like that, it's gone. Thankfully, though, we've all fallen in love with the actors on themselves, and all these super talented people are already lining up their next gigs. Thank god! Here's who we're most excited to see in their next projects.

Bryan Cranston

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Really, really thankful that Bryan Cranston isn't taking a break from acting after Breaking Bad has wrapped. In fact, he's jumping into a bunch of exciting projects — especially the upcoming Godzilla . The newest iteration of the classic Japanese monster movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards, and has a massive budget for special effects. Cranston will aptly play a scientist in the new film and is sure to bring some elements of our favorite chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin to the role. What else is next for Bryan Cranston? Reprising his role as Ted's boss Hammond Druthers on How I Met Your Mother and voicing the character of Po in Kung Fu Panda 3. Some lighter stuff could be good for him after all the emotional stress Heisenberg put him through.

Aaron Paul

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He can't be sweet Jesse Pinkman forever, though we wish he could. But Aaron Paul hasn't been idle! He's in a bunch of new, upcoming movies — not all of them look good, but we'll probably see them just for Aaron Paul. The bad: Need for Speed, based on the videogame Need for Speed. Looks almost worse than Disney's Prince of Persia. The good: Paul is starring alongside Pierce Brosnan, Toni Colette, and Imogen Poots in the Nick Hornby adaptation of A Long Way Down!

Bob Odenkirk

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THIS GUY. Bob Odenkirk has been the one streak of comic relief on Breaking Bad that keeps us from losing our minds. So obviously it was a joyous occasion when we found out that we don't have to say goodbye to Saul Goodman — because Odenkirk is signed on for a prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul!

Betsy Brandt

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Betsy Brandt played a wonderful purple-clad Marie Schrader for five seasons. At first, she was an annoying, nagging, kleptomaniac, but we grew to feel the deepest sympathy for her in the final season. And now she's playing Annie Henry, the wife of Michael J. Fox on the The Michael J. Fox Show, which is already doing pretty well. Okay, I have to admit, I'm not really invested in this new project of hers, but I'm just REALLY relieved to see Brandt in a role that isn't so emotionally draining. She seems more tender than the rest of the cast.

Anna Gunn

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Skyler haters be damned! Anna Gunn was outstanding on the Breaking Bad finale, but she's been more vague about what she's moving on to next — she was filming a pilot for a Bravo called Rita about a brassy teacher, but it was passed on. I hope that someone picks it up, or that Anna Gunn stays on the screen in some way. We love you, Anna!

RJ Mitte

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Surprisingly, Mitte is NOT going to star in a Breaking Bad spin-off called Breaking Breakfast with Walt, JR. Instead, RJ Mitte has taken a role in the upcoming indie film The Devil's Ink, which is about corrupt gangsters and felons in a tattoo parlor. I'd rather see a breakfast spinoff, to be honest.

Dean Norris

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The fifth season of Breaking Bad solidified Dean Norris as legendary. He was an ultimate badass facing off against Heisenberg and went out on his own terms. But Norris was already pretty busy securing post Bad-work; he starred in Under the Dome as "Big Jim" Rennie, a totally immoral councilman that ASAC Schrader wouldn't even spit at.

Lavell Crawford

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Lavell Crawford, aka Huell, is still sitting in a room on set somewhere. Poor Huell.