Breaking Bad premiered on AMC on January 20, 2008. Breaking Bad is a darkly comic drama that captures life at a moment of irrevocable change. In the ultimate mid-life crisis, high school chemistry teacher Walter White takes a match to his straight-laced existence and concocts a criminal new lifestyle. Life becomes crystal clear for Walter when he discovers he is dying of lung cancer. With a new sense of fearlessness and desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walter teams up with a former student to turn a used Winnebago into a rolling meth lab. Released from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society, Walter transforms from repressed everyman into empowered entrepreneur.