Paul is in talks to play the title role in “The Missionary,” which just got a pilot order from the cable channel. Paul would play an American missionary who gets involved with the CIA in 1960s Berlin, Deadline reports.
The show is from writer Charles Randolph (“Love and Other Drugs”) and counts author Malcolm Gladwell, a friend of Randolph’s, as one of its executive producers. “Entourage” and “In Treatment” exec producers Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson are also involved.
If Paul takes the role, it would likely mean production on the pilot and a possible series pickup are a ways off. He’s currently filming the first half of “Breaking Bad’s” final season (it premieres July 15 on AMC), and production on the final eight episodes, which will air in 2013, is slated for later this year.