The Breaking Bad movie is officially on the way! Netflix today announced that El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will launch on the streaming service on Friday, October 11, 2019. The streaming service revealed both a trailer featuring Skinny Pete and teaser art, which you’ll find below.
The Netflix Television Event El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity (in the El Camino from the title), Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Breaking Bad starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and ran from 2008-2013 on AMC. The series follows protagonist Walter White (Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world.
Breaking Bad spawned the spinoff Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk, which has a fifth season coming in 2020.
“It’s a chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’ that I didn’t realize that I wanted,” Aaron Paul told the New York Times. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”
“It was a hard, emotional thing for all of us,” Paul added. “And when the finale happened, we all got together and hugged it out and said I love you. And that was it.”
In his final screen appearance as Pinkman, Paul said, “I loved the way Jesse was flying through the exterior gates of the Nazi compound. He’s screaming, he’s crying. He’s got these emotions going through his body. And then it just cuts away from him.”
Two years ago, Paul received a phone call from Gilligan. “At the very end of the conversation, he mentioned that he had an idea of where to take it from here, and he wanted to hear my thoughts on it. I quickly told Vince that I would follow him into a fire.”
After reading the script for El Camino, Paul said he “couldn’t speak for a good 30, 60 seconds. 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.”