Breaking Bad

The Breaking Bad Movie Is Happening, and It’s Coming to Netflix, Too

The film will pick up where the series left off, following Jesse on his quest for freedom.

laughing simultaneously as he sped off into the great, post-finale unknown. In later interviews, series creator Vince Gilligan would surmise that Pinkman probably got away for good, moving to Alaska and living a peaceful new life. However, he added that it’s also entirely possible that Pinkman got picked up by the feds—and landed in a heap of fresh hell, which might be more in keeping with the the show’s dark purview. Soon, fans will finally find out what happened to Pinkman for good: according to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming Breaking Bad movie is happening, and is also a sequel that picks up where the series left off.

Sources tell the outlet that Gilligan has written the script himself, and is set to direct and executive produce the film, which revolves around Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he makes a bid for freedom. In addition, Netflix will have first-run rights of the film, which will then air on AMC, Breaking Bad’s former network.

Reports about a Breaking Bad movie first surfaced in November, with series star Bryan Cranston confirming that the project was forthcoming. He quickly dampened hopes of a Walter White appearance, however, by adding that he has not read the script, and doesn’t think it’s likely that his character will have any sort of cameo. “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,” Cranston said in an interview on The Dan Patrick Show.

Gilligan himself kept mum on the details, as has Paul. Representatives for the show creator and the actor have not yet responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment. Meanwhile, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is still going strong at AMC, for fans who suddenly need a fresh fix of Gilligan-penned drama.

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