‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Set To Premiere On Netflix & AMC Starring Aaron Paul
Last November, news landed that there was a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works. Now, multiple sites are reporting the film will premiere on Netflix, followed by AMC, and will star Aaron Paul.
According to Deadline and THR, Paul will reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman, and it will be set after the events of the tv series. We last saw Pinkman in the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale, where he was rescued from Meth dealers by Walter White (Bryan Cranston), and escaped to parts unknown. The rumoured logline for the flick says it tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom, and it is thought that escapee is Pinkman. It’s unclear at the moment if they will find a way to get Cranston’s Walter White into the script, either in flashback or some sort of drug-induced vision, but the actor has said he will be there if he is asked to appear.
The new film is being written by original series creator Vince Gilligan who will exec produced alongside ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ collaborators Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Gilligan is also rumoured to be directing, although that is yet to be confirmed.
The original ‘Breaking Bad’ became a huge phenomenon during its 5 season run, winning armfuls of Emmys, Golden Globes, TCA and Peabody Awards for AMC. However, it was, arguably, Netflix who kept the show alive and brought it to a wider audience. That would seem to be the driving force behind the streaming service getting first-dibs on airing the film, with AMC getting 2nd run rights.
There is no release date yet for the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie, which is currently using the title ‘Greenbriar’, although that is possibly a codename. However, it is believed to begin filming in November 2019, which would probably make it a late 2020 release date. We’ll let you know when we hear more.