Breaking Bad is undoubtedly one of the greatest television series of all time so when word came out that a film was on the horizon, it was a big deal. We know that the film will follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his search for freedom which in turn has led many people to believe that it would revolve around Jesse Pinkman which is apparently the case as Aaron Paul will be leading the film.
Things were kept relatively low-key when it came to further information on the film but Bryan Cranston has expressed interest in returning for the film despite not confirming his involvement in the project. Take into account that (spoiler alert) Cranston’s character, Walter White died in the series finale so if he were to appear, it would likely be in the form of flashbacks. Whatever it is, Breaking Bad fans should be excited to see what unfolds and it looks like Netflix users are a lucky bunch as the film will air on the streaming service.
This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter reporting that sources have told them that Netflix will have first-run rights to the film which will then air on AMC. AMC, Netflix and producers Sony Pictures TV have all declined to comment so this could be untrue but then again, they could have just denied it if it was the case. Creator Vince Gilligan will serve as executive producer alongside franchise collaborators Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, with Gilligan to direct based on word from THR sources.
There has been word on some familiar faces returning despite not being confirmed. A report from Revenge of the Fans last month has pointed to the return of Cranston, Krysten Ritter who played Jesse’s love interest Jane and Jonathan Banks who played Mike. Spoiler! All three of them died in the series so if they do return, it would likely be in the form of flashbacks but yeah, this has not been confirmed.
Solid information on the project is still scarce but this Breaking Bad film sounds amazing even if it sounds like they’re cashing in on the success of the series and its spin-off Better Call Saul. Honestly, Better Call Saul is pretty awesome and we can expect Gilligan to deliver something similar in the feature film department. They’re doing good so far, might as well.