Aaron Paul Joins Acclaimed Science Fiction Series

Jesse is going where no Jesse has gone before.

By Matthew Creith | Published

Since Breaking Bad concluded its final season on AMC in 2013, actor Aaron Paul has enjoyed success in both television and film. Keeping up with his bonafide credentials as a dramatic actor, including his three Primetime Emmy Award wins, Paul has signed on to play a variety of characters in projects like The PathTruth Be Told, and Westworld. Providing the voice of Todd Chavez on the animated Netflix series BoJack Horseman has also reflected his range as a performer in addition to his producing skills offscreen. However, his latest move may turn some heads as Paul is joining a popular science fiction series now in production.

According to Variety, Aaron Paul is set to join the increasingly sizeable A-list cast of the sixth season of Black Mirror. The anthology series will see an influx of stars coming on board for its most recent season, including Josh Hartnett, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Mara, and Zazie Beetz. Mara, in particular, is a notable name to come out of this new cast list as she starred in Netflix’s first original series, House of Cards. While Black Mirror has been a hit for Netflix since it was reformatted from its British origins, the show has not produced a new episode since 2019. As Giant Freakin Robot reported earlier this year, the science fiction series has been renewed for a sixth season after the long hiatus, but it is not known when the new season will premiere.

Black Mirror fans would be quick to point out that this is not the first time that Aaron Paul has been involved with the series. Paul once provided the voice of Gamer691 in the first episode of season four entitled “USS Callister,” which saw Jesse Plemons’ character of Captain Robert Daly presiding over a crew in a dark and twisted parody of Star Trek. It should be noted that Plemons costarred with Paul on Breaking Bad, as well as its sequel film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. With Aaron Paul contributing to a past season of Black MirrorTVLine is reporting that a casting choice like Paul’s may not be a coincidence and that a follow-up episode to “USS Callister” may be coming in season six of the show.

Aaron Paul is just one of the famous faces to grace the small screen to keep Black Mirror continuing on Netflix. Many stars have had guest appearances on the show since it first debuted in 2011, and it seems that more and more actors are gradually interested in joining the show with every new season. Since its inception, audiences have watched Bryce Dallas Howard, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Letitia Wright, Andrew Scott, Jon Hamm, Miley Cyrus, and Daniel Kaluuya, just to name a few. Wright, Scott, and Jesse Plemons all received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for their performances on the show, although there have yet to be any actors who have won the statue. Black Mirror has been an international sensation for Netflix, which will be an exceptional platform for Aaron Paul to showcase his talents on the streamer.