The Trailer For The Breaking Bad Movie Has All The Jesse Pinkman Angst You Could Ask For
While Breaking Bad has been over for makers AMC for a while now, we always knew it never meant we’d be finished with Heisenberg for good. Because for such a specific, small story about a dork-turned-drug kingpin, the show proved to be fertile ground for spin-offs.
In 2017 two mega fans of the hit US drug drama condensed 50 episodes into a 120 minute movie (which took two painstaking years, we might add) by combing through footage and teasing out the best and crucial elements in an attempt to recreate the story. In 2018, a decade from when the hit first hit out screens, AMC Spain released a wonderful 1-minute animated short that aimed to capture the essence - and now legendary story - of everyone's favourite suburban drug-dealing duo.
Then there was Better Call Saul, the sharp, funny, and quietly devastating prequel series (and one of the low-key best shows on TV) which has since wrapped its fourth season and garnered 23 Emmy awards, 7 Writers Guild of America awards, 5 Critics’ Choice Television awards, a Screen Actors Guild award and two Golden Globe awards.
But it turns out there's more Breaking Bad in the works, in the form of a new movie from creator Vince Gilligan, which will see some of the show's veterans reprise their roles, per World of Reel.: Netflix announced on Saturday that it will release a new “Breaking Bad” movie that will centre on Pinkman, the excitable meth cook.
The film, called “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” and will be released Internationally on Netflix on Oct. 11. The film is also expected to be broadcast at a later date on AMC, the cable network where the TV series was originally shown from 2008 to 2013.
“It’s a chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’ that I didn’t realise that I wanted,” Paul said in an interview. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”
With that in mind, here’s what we know so far.
The cast of the film has been perhaps the film's biggest talking point in the lead up to its release. A leaked cast list for El Camino apparently revealed that both Bryan Cranston and Krysten Ritter would return as Walter White and Jane, while Gilligan himself has revealed that at least some of the movie will take place in the form of flashbacks. We also know from the film's recently released trailer that Skinny Pete and Badger will both return, as will Jonathan Banks' Mike Ehrmantraut.
What is the plot?
Netflix’s brief plot summary of “El Camino,” states, “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”
While Paul explained that he was forbidden from revealing anything more about what happens in the film, he truly believed he had said goodbye to the world of “Breaking Bad” when the TV series concluded.“It was a hard, emotional thing for all of us,” Paul said. “And when the finale happened, we all got together and hugged it out and said I love you. And that was it.”
Paul said he understands that audiences are wary to revisit the conclusion of “Breaking Bad,” whose last episode remains one of the few highly regarded finales of the modern TV era, but any potential misgivings were quickly dispelled when he finished reading Gilligan’s script for “El Camino.”
“I couldn’t speak for a good 30, 60 seconds,” he said. “I was just lost in my thoughts. As the guy who played the guy, I was so happy that Vince wanted to take me on this journey.”
After months of teasing and a teaser trailer released earlier this week, the film's first full-length trailer has dropped for all to see.
When will it be air?
Netflix will be releasing El Camino on October 11th, and will be written and directed by the show’s creator Vince Gilligan.