SynopsisTV Series (2008-2013). 5 Seasons. Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial ...