A Breaking Bad Star Is Headed To Space For His Next Series

A Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star has signed on for a new series and this actor has been one of the true stars of the series.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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With Better Call Saul gearing up to take its final bows on network television, Jonathan Banks, who really came on the scene in Breaking Bad, has signed on for another exciting series. The Emmy nominated actor will star alongside Noomi Rapace (of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame) in Constellation. The series is billed as a psychological thriller and has been given a direct-to-series order at AppleTV+.

Constellation follows Jo (Rapace), a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space. But once she’s back home, Jo discovers that key pieces of her life seem to have vanished. Now she must delve into the dark edges of human psychology, to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and for her to recover everything she has lost. Meanwhile, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) will play a Nobel Prize-winning physicist named Henry. The answers to his secret discovery are protected by Jo on the ISS, which is eagerly awaiting her return.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the action-packed Jonathan Banks starrer was created and written by Peter Harness, who previously worked on The War of the WorldsBreaking Bad director, Michelle MacLaren is set to helm the first two episodes of Constellation from Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV. She will also serve as executive producer alongside Rebecca Hobbs and Jahan Lopes for MacLaren Entertainment. Harness executive produces through Haunted Barn Ltd.

Constellation marks the third series collaboration for MacLaren and AppleTV+, who worked as a director on Shining Girls and the highly acclaimed series The Morning Show. She previously shared in Breaking Bad‘s two Outstanding Drama Series Emmy wins with Jonathan Banks, Deadline reports. Noomi Rapace is no stranger to compelling television shows either. Her credits include a starring role in the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. While her most recent works include The Trip, You Want Be Alone, Black Crab, and Assassin Club.

Jonathan Banks, who is best known for his role as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has been busy with quite a few projects in the last few years. He lent his voice to William “Big Bill” Murphy in the fourth and fifth seasons of F Is for Family. Created for Netflix by Bill Burr and Michael Price, the story follows a dysfunctional suburban family and is set in 1970s Pennsylvania. Banks starred as Frank’s 73-year-old emotionally abusive father who becomes kinder with age.

In 2021, following Breaking Bad, Jonathan Banks did a little more voice work for A Tale Dark & Grimm. Based on the children’s books of the same name by Adam Gidwitz, the computer-animated series was developed for Netflix by Doug Langdale and Simon Otto. The show premiered in October that year and also featured Andre Robinson, Raini Rodriguez, Scott Adsit, Ron Funches, Erica Rhodes, Nicole Byer, Eric Bauza, Charlotte Wilson Langley, Kari Wahlgren, and Tom Hollander. Cree Summer, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Missi Pyle, Matthew Waterson, and Adam Lambert also star.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Banks fans can see him as Mike Ehrmantraut one last time in the final season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel which airs on April 18, 2022.