Foto: Peter Himsel
Foto: Peter Himsel
Monday, 26 August 2013

Vince Gilligan in Conversation

Breaking Bad: Economics and Morality

Hailed by viewers and critics alike as the greatest TV show ever, Breaking Bad explores themes of economic conditions, occupational choice, self-affirmation and moral change through the example of high-school chemistry teacher Walter White who when diagnosed with terminal lung cancer seeks financial salvation for his family in the drug business.

As Breaking Bad reaches its final season this August, the show‘s creator and executive producer, Vince Gilligan, will have his one and only appearance in Germany at the WZB Berlin - to explore the social science laboratory he envisioned with social scientists.

Sir Peter Jonas, the doyen of the international opera scene and self-confessed TV series nerd, and WZB Economics of Change director, Steffen Huck, will explore artistic, economic, and social issues with Vince Gilligan.

The show will also include the screening of Breaking Bad episode 5 b 1, the start of the final season of the series.