Widely regarded as one of the best television shows in history, Breaking Bad was created and produced by Vince Gilligan and starred Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks, and Bob Odenkirk. Breaking Bad ran for 62 episodes over five seasons and revolved around Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who after being diagnosed with cancer decides to pay for his medical and secure his family’s financial future by selling crystal meth. Starting as a cult commodity, Breaking Bad ultimately became one of the most popular cable shows on TV, and it won 16 Primetime Emmy awards.