At an Albuquerque convention centre, bronze sculptures of legendary methamphetamine cooks Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were erected.

Friday was set aside to honor the "Breaking Bad" television series and its cultural heritage, drawing cheers from city residents,

Tim Keller, the mayor of Albuquerque, appeared alongside "Breaking Bad" actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and director Vince Gilligan.

Better Call Saul, a show that ran from 2008 to 2013, as well as the show itself, contributed to a revival of filmmaking in New Mexico.

According to Gilligan, the statues of "two fictional, infamous meth dealers" will not appeal to everyone in New Mexico,

I have no doubt that some people will comment, 'Wow, just what our city needs.' And I understand it," replied Gillian.

AMC's "Breaking Bad," which is still a mainstay on Netflix, follows the fictional underworld journey of a high school science teacher,

as they collaborate to make and sell meth amid violent, cliffhanger story twists, and a former student, played by Paul.