AMC’s Breaking Bad came to an end six years ago after a successful sixty-two episode run and a spin-off series, Better Call Saul, which is in its fifth season. But now Netflix, where audiences can stream the full show, has brought viewers back to the world of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, or at least Jesse Pinkman, for a sequel movie. The movie, titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, is set to drop on Netflix first before airing on Breaking Bad’s original host network, AMC. The movie has a release date of October 11, 2019.
The New York Times broke the news with an interview with Aaron Paul, who portrayed Jesse Pinkman for five seasons. Before the film’s official announcement, one watchful Redditor alerted the masses when Netflix posted a film summary a bit too early. The official synopsis from Netflix 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.”
Paul knows that fans might be wary to revisit what is seemingly one of the only highly regarded television finales of the modern era, but also says, “Any potential misgivings [I had] were quickly dispelled when [I] finished reading [Vince] Gilligan’s script for El Camino.”
Given that the original series takes place in and around New Mexico, there was some secret filming to be done. But Paul says by the time the media got wind of the production it had already wrapped. As for curious family and friends, Paul says, “I just said I was doing this small little indie out in New Mexico and that was it. No one second-guessed it.”
Since Breaking Bad, Paul has starred in several television shows and movies including Eye in the Sky, The Path, and Black Mirror. Besides El Camino, he can next be seen in season three of Westworld, another production that is kept highly under wraps.
Fans can watch, or rewatch, all five seasons of Breaking Bad and the first three seasons of Better Call Saul on Netflix. Watch the trailer announcement below.