The Broken and the Bad

A docu-series hosted by "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" star Giancarlo Esposito that focuses on real-world stories which mirror the fictional worlds of both shows.
The Broken and the Bad
AMC Network
12 Weeks

Editorial, Series Design, Post-Production Supervision

Smuggling, criminal justice, the art of the con, meth… These are the themes we were tasked to explore in a 6 part documentary series for AMC digital.

How do we shine a light on the dark, tragic realities behind a well-loved show while also capturing the same kind of excitement and entertainment value for the audience?

Can we illuminate hard truths without undermining some of television’s most beloved characters ever broadcasted?



Our six part documentary series on the reality behind Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul themes was launched in 2021 to massive acclaim.

Hosted by Giancarlo Esposito, we took one of the shows most revered and feared villains and made them our guide through the mirky depths of drug addiction in middle America, of the real costs to disappearing from the law, of smuggling, conning and even electromagnetic sensitivity. The series was ultimately nominated for a Webby in the People’s Choice and Reality categories.

AMC launched the series on at the beginning of 2020. At the time of this writing, it is still buzzing with activity from fans.


Let's make something great.