- "Breaking Bad" is getting a movie sequel six years after the series ended its five-season run on AMC.
- The film, titled "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," will hit Netflix on Friday, October 11 and will reportedly air on AMC at a later date.
- Aaron Paul will reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman, who "must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future" following his escape at the end of the series.
- For more stories go to the Business Insider SA homepage.
"Breaking Bad" is getting a film sequel six years after the popular AMC show ended.
The award-winning drama series premiered in January 2008 and lasted for five seasons. The series centered on Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who turned to crystal meth-making to financially support his family after being diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. With a drug dealer/maker and former student named Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), Walter became a key drug lord known as Heisenberg.
"Breaking Bad" ended in September 2013 and it was recently revealed that the hit series will have a film sequel titled "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," written and directed by show creator Vince Gilligan.
Though more information will be revealed, here's everything we know about the upcoming "Breaking Bad" movie so far.
Aaron Paul will reprise his Emmy-winning role
Last time fans saw Jesse, he was held hostage by white supremacists who were forcing him to cook in a compound. With help from Walter, Jesse was able to escape and drive off in his black Chevrolet El Camino, which may be the inspiration for the sequel's title.
Based on the movie's synopsis, it'll pick up right after the events of the series finale, with Jesse's whereabouts still unclear.
At least one other character from the original series is confirmed to return
Charles Baker will reprise his role as Skinny Pete, one of Jesse's friends. In the teaser trailer, Skinny Pete is seen being questioned by authorities in regards to Jesse.
"I don't know what to tell you, I only said like, 500 times already ... I have no idea where he is," he says in the trailer. "Don't know where he's headed either. North, south, east, west, Mexico, the moon - I don't have a clue. But yo, even if I did, I wouldn't tell you."
Although Cranston's character seemingly died on the series finale of "Breaking Bad," fans might be holding out hope for him to return in some way. During an appearance on NBC's "Today" show in November 2018, Cranston said he'd "love" to participate in a "Breaking Bad" movie. He also gave vague answers during an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" at the 2019 Tony Awards.
When the New York Times asked Paul about the possibility of familiar faces showing up, the actor played coy.
"All I can say, I think people will be really happy with what they see," he said.
The movie will probably be an emotional roller coaster
After the trailer was released, Paul took to Twitter and reshared a powerful scene from the seventh episode of season three, writing: "Here's a moment from 'Breaking Bad' to slowly prepare you all for what's to come."
The scene shows Jesse lying in a hospital bed after getting beat up by Hank. As Walter visits Jesse and offers him an opportunity to be his assistant for $1.5 million (R22 million), Jesse swiftly turns it down because he's frustrated by how the teacher-turned-drug-dealer has ruined his life.
"I want nothing to do with you," Jesse says. "Ever since I met you, everything I ever cared about is gone, ruined, turned to s---, dead. Ever since I hooked up with the great Heisenberg. I have never been more alone. I have nothing! No one. Alright? And it's all gone! Get it? No, why would you even care? As long as you get what you want, right?"
Paul also told NYT that he "couldn't speak for a good 30, 60 seconds after reading the script for "El Camino."
It will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, October 11
People in need of a refresher on the series can watch all five seasons on Netflix. According to the NYT, the film will also air on AMC at a later date.
Receive a daily email with all our latest news: click here.
Also from Business Insider South Africa:
- How to open your own high-revenue church in South Africa – and stay on the right side of the law
- SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK - take a look
- The SABC officially wants to increase TV licence fees - here’s what happens next
- The US yield curve is inverted. Here's what that means, and what the implications are for the American economy.
- Trump's trade war has led to a historically weak Chinese currency — and a new study shows that impact could spread globally
- The pound just plunged to a 2-year low after Boris Johnson threatened a general election, fanning fears of more Brexit chaos