The Hollywood Reporter has some exciting fresh details on the Breaking Bad Movie that series creator Vince Gilligan is set to write and direct. According to sources at THR, the "feature-length movie will be a sequel revolving around Aaron Paul, who will reprise his Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman."
Debuting on AMC in 2008, Breaking Bad wasn't the out of the gate phenomenon it became, in fact, the show might have been canceled if it wasn't for an international distribution deal with Netflix. The streaming giant introduced the compelling world of Walter White to a whole new audience, and millions of subscribers quickly became addicted to Breaking Bad. AMC broadcast the episodes first, and a day (or a few hours) later it would be available on Netflix. For the movie, it will be the other way round with Netflix getting first dibs followed by a broadcast on AMC at a later date.
If you've not seen Breaking Bad, now's the time to look away as we're about to get into spoiler territory. When we last saw Jesse, he was driving to an unknown destination after Walter (seemingly) paid the ultimate price to tie up his loose ends and secure Jesse's freedom from captivity. Naturally, fans want to know if Bryan Cranston will be back in any capacity, and speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston confirmed he'd be visiting the set, but it remains unclear if he'll be making an appearance of some kind.
"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.
It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale]". This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey."
There is currently no release date set, but if you're itching for a Breaking Bad fix, all four seasons of Better Call Saul are available on Netflix with a fifth season due late this year.