A movie that continues the story of AMC critically-acclaimed drama series Breaking Bad is on the way. A listing for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” appeared on Netflix, with the description reading, “Fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) runs from his captors, the law and his past.” [Update] A trailer for El Camino has been released and features a character talking about Jesse. It seems he’s being interrogated by people looking for the meth cook, who has escaped captivity and is now on the run. You can watch the first El Camino trailer and see the poster below.
According to the listing Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is writing and directing the movie. The New York Times reports that Netflix will officially announce the Breaking Bad movie on August 26 and then it will become available to stream on October 11. The publication also says AMC will air the movie at a later date.
“It’s a chapter of Breaking Bad that I didn’t realize that I wanted,” said Aaron Paul in an interview. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there. It was a hard, emotional thing for all of us and when the finale happened, we all got together and hugged it out and said I love you. And that was it.”
According to Paul, Gilligan contacted him about two years ago and presented the idea for bringing Jesse back. Of course, Paul agreed and, addressing skepticism that will inevitably arise when fans learn that the story will continue, he said his own misgivings were cast aside when he read the 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.” Asked about whether Brian Cranston would appear as Walter White, he said, “all I can say, I think people will be really happy with what they see.”
Breaking Bad followed the dysfunctional relationship between Jesse Pinkman, a meth cook and his science-teacher-turned-partner, Walter White. The show ended in September 2013, and, for the most part, is regarded as having a strong finale. Naturally, people will wonder whether bringing it back for a movie is the right move, given how well the series ended. We’ll find out in October, it seems.