In Depth

‘Breaking Bad’ Starts Shooting Season 2

The AMC original series “Breaking Bad” will begin production on its second season July 15 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Series star Bryan Cranston will direct the second-season premiere, his first time directing for the series. Cranston directed several episodes of “Malcolm in the Middle.”

“Breaking Bad’s” 13-episode second season will premiere on AMC in early 2009.

“As we ramp up production for the next season of AMC’s original drama series ‘Breaking Bad,’ we look forward to returning to the endless visual settings of Albuquerque to not only work with the talented artists and crew base that the city offers, but also it serves as such a perfect backdrop for the evolution of Walt White's character,” Vlad Wolynetz, VP of production, series and movies at AMC, said in a statement.

“Breaking Bad” comes from writer-producer-director Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files), fellow High Bridge Productions executive producer Mark Johnson, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures Television.