Fans of Breaking Bad were naturally a little miffed when it was revealed that the spin-off series, Better Call Saul, wouldn’t be returning in 2019. The acclaimed spin-off led by Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill has done a great job emulating the slow-burn drama over four knockout seasons. While we might have to wait until next Summer before season five of Saul returns, we won’t be without a fix of Vince Gilligan’s addictive drama.
The long-discussed Breaking Bad Movie quietly started production back in November, finished filming, started post-production, and now has an official release date. Unlike fellow AMC hit The Walking Dead, you won’t have to go to a cinema to see the return of Jesse Pinkman, you just need a Netflix subscription. The feature-length sequel (titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie) to the original series will land on Netflix on October 11, Netflix has the international streaming rights, and AMC will broadcast the movie shortly after.
Plot details have been kept under wraps, but all we do know is that Aaron Paul is back in the role that gave him his big break. The logline reads ““In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” Could we see the return of Walter White as a figment of Jesse’s imagination, or a force ghost? Bryan Cranston hasn’t confirmed or denied his involvement in the movie, but we don’t have long before we get our answers.
There is always a danger of adding anything to a perfect ending, but I have unyielding faith in Vince Gilligan (who wrote and directed the film), and if he thinks there is more to the story to tell, I’m listening.
Better Call Saul will be back sometime next year, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will land on Netflix October 11, a trailer is surely not far off now.