AFTER FIVE YEARS AND A SUCCESSFUL PREQUEL SERIES, CREATOR VINCE GILLIGAN IS GETTING THE BAD BAND BACK TOGETHER. FIND OUT THE PLOT DETAILS, THE CHARACTERS WHO WILL (AND SHOULD) RETURN, AND MORE.
It’s been a decade since Breaking Bad first premiered on AMC, helping to usher in a second “Golden Age” of TV. Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) transformation from Mr. Chips to Scarface earned 16 Emmy Awards during its five-season run. Now, five years after its end, creator Vince Gilligan is resurrecting the series for a Breaking Bad movie that will air first on Netflix and then AMC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With this announcement comes a mixed bag of excitement, trepidation, and a whole load of speculation. Breaking Bad was the story of Walter White’s violent rise to power and bloody downfall, and its spin-off, Better Call Saul, is a prequel about the man who eventually became White’s seedy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
So what will the movie actually be about? Here’s a look at the details that have already been revealed, along with some educated speculation about where the new installment will go.
As first reported by The Albuquerque Journal, the movie is currently going by the title Greenbrier and will be in production from mid-November 2018 through February 2019. The project, according a November report from The Hollywood Reporter, will “follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” THR in February reported that the feature-length film will be a sequel revolving around Aaron Paul‘s character Jesse Pinkman.
With such a logline, it’s impossible to imagine the kidnapped man in question being anyone but Pinkman — the tortured loser who became Walter White’s meth-cooking protege — and it didn’t take long for SlashFilm to confirm this speculation to be true, writing, “Naturally, Aaron Paul is set to reprise the role.”ack” in 2013, shortly after the series ended, Gilligan pondered Jesse’s current whereabouts in an interview with GQ.