. Last updated: July 29, 2022
Statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad were installed in Albuquerque.
For many television viewers, Breaking Bad was the show that put Albuquerque, New Mexico on the map.
Although Breaking Bad has addressed an issue that many feel does not reflect well on the city, it has put Albuquerque on the map and led to increased tourism for the city.
The desert landscape of the American Southwest was the perfect backdrop for this show about power, ego, greed and family. As a result, the city is now honoring the show by erecting a statue of the two iconic Breaking Bad characters.
Breaking Bad statues were unveiled
It was shared by the Breaking Bad author on Twitter Thomas Schnauzethe statue of two heroes of the series Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) are standing together.
Most notable is White’s appearance, which appears to be his Heisenberg appearance from Breaking Bad seasons 4 and 5. Wyatt appears with a clean shaven head and a pig’s toe hat in his arm, as he appeared at his wildest.
Although a statue of two drug dealers seems like an odd choice, Breaking Bad has actually been positive for the city.
Breaking Bad attractions have become themed Popular in Albuquerque, and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller expressed his appreciation for the display when the statue was unveiled.
“The cast and crew of Breaking Bad changed American television and played an undeniable role in our city’s dramatic growth in the film industry,” Keller said. In Albuquerque, they have been our friends and neighbors for the past decade and a half, and we will always be grateful to this team.