Good news Breaking Bad fans: a sequel movie is coming to Netflix and it will follow the life of Aaron Paul’s Jessie Pinkman following the events of the last episode.
Breaking Bad is considered to be one of the best dramas of all time, due to the great writing, acting, and plot, but just as importantly, because it did not drag on and on like many TV series tend to. It ran for just five seasons and closed on a very high note.
The series follows high school science teacher Walter White, portrayed by Bryan Cranston, who finds out he has terminal lung cancer and decides to start cooking crystal meth to try and provide for his family. Helped out by Pinkman, who’s a meth junkie, he adopts the persona of Heisenberg and the two rise up to become drug lords. As Walter grows to become more and more obsessed with power and basically literally transforms into the sociopath Heisenberg, Jessie becomes sort of the moral compass of the show, feeling increasingly guilty over their actions.
In the show’s final episode, Jessie is kidnapped by a gang that double-crossed them, as Walter White is running away from the police and trying to send his family his money. He then breaks into the place where Jessie is being held, frees him, and then collapses to the floor, seemingly dying with a smile on his face, while Jessie speeds away is a car, crying.
Now, we’re apparently going to be getting some closure on Jessie’s story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Paul will be “reprising” his Emmy-winning role in a film which will “follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” Breaking Bad director, Vince Gillian, will be writing, producing, and directing the sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC.
Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, Bryan Cranston said that he would “absolutely” like to appear in the film, adding: “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.”
Albuquerque Journal reported that production was set to start in New Mexico at the end of 2018, under the code name ‘Greenbriar’, but so far, there have been no release date nor official title.
There is another Breaking Bad spin-off currently on-air in AMC, titled Better Call Saul. It is a prequel which follows former scam artist Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), as he aims to become a lawyer and ultimately ends up as the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman who appears in Breaking Bad.