Breaking Bad History
Over five years on from the original series’ dramatic and bloody end, we’re heading back into the dark and twisted world of Breaking Bad.
News first broke on November 6 that the acclaimed show’s creator Vince Gilligan is planning a brand new movie that will have concrete ties to the same universe in which aspiring meth “cooks” Walter White and Jesse Pinkman fucked shit up across five stunning seasons from 2008 to 2013. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also confirmed that, yes, a new movie is definitely in the works – and that he’d be up for reprising his role as Walt, too.
When it might be released?
The film is still in very early stages, if reports are correct. This means we’ve likely got another couple of years before it arrives – likely 2021 at the earliest.
Will the Breaking Bad movie be released on Netflix or where?
Netflix will have first-run rights to the project before it airs on its original US network AMC – though Netflix, AMC and producers Sony Pictures TV declined to confirm this.
However, Netflix has a strong relationship with the team behind Breaking Bad. The streaming service owns the international streaming rights to past episodes of both shows and is the first to air Better Call Saul in the UK.
The streaming service has not officially confirmed its involvement in the project.
What’s the story going to be?
The official logline provided by the New Mexico Film Office describes the film as following “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”. Considering the last time viewers saw Jesse he was escaping imprisonment from a meth lab, the “kidnapped man” can be assumed to be Paul’s character.
However, Jesse’s quest for freedom might not take him far; filming is taking place in Albuquerque, which was the setting for most of Breaking Bad.
Is there a trailer?
Not yet – but we’ll update you as soon as any teaser clips or trailers do come out.