When the Breaking Bad finale aired in 2013, viewers were pretty sure it was the last we’d seen of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).
Then prequel AMC series Better Call Saul began, so it really seemed like the show was over — until word came that a Breaking Bad movie was in the works.
Now, more details have been revealed about the upcoming sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad star Paul is reprising his Emmy-winning role as Pinkman. The last we saw him in the finale, he was driving away from White in a car, crying and screaming with joy to finally be free from the never-ending chaos their lives had become.
Interestingly, the movie will be available for streaming on Netflix before it ever airs on AMC, the network that originally aired the show. (Reps for the various networks declined to comment.)
While no details have been revealed yet about the plot, the movie’s script is being written by Vince Gilligan, the show’s creator, and it will most likely focus on Pinkman on the lam and starting out a new life.
Cranston initially spilled the beans in November when he called into the Dan Patrick Show.
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad. But I honestly have not even read the script … there’s a question of whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie,” Cranston said.
Cranston said he would “absolutely” be in the movie “if Vince Gilligan asked me.”
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale],” he went on. “This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey.”
“I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash-forwards — but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit.”
As of this writing, there is no release date scheduled. More details are expected in the coming months.
— With files from Katie Scott
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