Aaron Paul Could Not Be More Excited to Blackmail for NBC

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If you’re going to be blackmailed for some unspeakable personal secret, you could do a lot worse than to be blackmailed by Aaron Paul. It’s like a blackmail silver lining. The Breaking Bad star is currently developing a drama series about, you know, blackmail for NBC. Written by John and Thomas Sonntag, the hour-long show reportedly “follows a young married couple after they suffer a life-changing accident and decide to get back at the man responsible by threatening to reveal his infidelity to his fiancée. But when things turn out to be more sinister than the couple originally thought, a dark game of cat-and-mouse sets them on the path to becoming a power couple.” The network is probably committed to Blackmail as a title, but if not, the description has a real Frank and Claire Underwood: The College Years vibe.