Jesse Plemons Joins Cast of Upcoming HBO Cold War Drama "The Missionary"

Jesse Plemons Joins Cast of Upcoming HBO Cold War Drama "The Missionary"

Benjamin Walker may have replaced Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the lead role in HBO's upcoming Cold War-centric series, The Missionary, but it looks like another alum from the AMC series may be joining the cast anyway. According to Deadline, Jesse Plemons - who portrays Walter White's eager new protege on Breaking Bad - has been cast to star opposite Walker in the series. He will reportedly play Sherwood Elbridge, an executive for Coca-Cola who helps smuggle defectors out of the communist Eastern Bloc in Russia.

The series itself will be set in 1960's Berlin, and focus mostly on Walker's character Roy, a young American missionary who becomes a CIA operative. It will be produced by Mark WahlbergMalcolm Gladwell, and Boardwalk Empire's Stephen Levinson.

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[via Deadline]

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