Netflix To Release ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Centering On Jesse Pinkman ‘El Camino’ In October [TRAILER]
Netflix revealed news over the weekend that is sure to make Breaking Bad fans happy.
The streaming service released on Saturday the first trailer for the film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a sequel that will be available starting on October 11.
The movie will reportedly begin almost immediately after the events of the award-winning AMC series’ finale, which aired in 2013, and will detail what became of Aaron Paul‘s character Jesse Pinkman.
Breaking Bad, which lasted five seasons, centered on high school chemistry teacher Walter White — played by Bryan Cranston — and his journey toward becoming a notorious methamphetamine kingpin in New Mexico. Pinkman was White’s former student who teamed up with him to cook and distribute the drug.
In the series, finale, White famously died as law enforcement showed up to arrest him at his lab. White’s death came after he helped Pinkman escape a gang that had coerced him to manufacture meth. Pinkman’s last scene featured him furiously driving an El Camino car away from the house he had been trapped in.
Netflix’s summary of the film synopsis 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.”
What happened to Jesse Pinkman?
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
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— Netflix US (@netflix) August 24, 2019
Paul, who will turn 40 on Tuesday, is set to return as Jesse Pinkman for the film. The actor won three Emmys for his portrayal of the character and is also next set to star in Season 3 of HBO’s hit show Westworld next year.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan wrote and directed El Camino.
In a tweet on Saturday, Paul praised Gilligan for his work on the upcoming film.
“Vince absolutely crushed this thing on the page and on film,” Paul wrote. “Thrilled for the world to finally see this piece of cinema history.”
The actor also added the hashtag “#B—,” one of his character’s most repeated insults.
Yeah no kidding my friend. I have literally been the only person on this planet to not talk about this damn thing and now here we are. Vince absolutely crushed this thing on the page and on film. Thrilled for the world to finally see this piece of cinema history. #Pinkman #Bitch
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 25, 2019
The trailer for El Camino shows police searching for Pinkman as local news outlets detail how the character was held prisoner.
Also featured in the trailer is the character of Skinny Pete, one of Pinkman’s drug-loving friends who was played by Charles Baker. In the trailer, Pete claims he has “no idea” of Pinkman’s whereabouts.
It remains unknown whether or not Cranston will make a cameo as Walter White in a flashback scene for El Camino.
Last month, Paul fooled fans into thinking their may be a Breaking Bad reunion by posting an Instagram photo of him and Cranston announcing their new line of Mezcal.
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Three years ago we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while – our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullshit gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be “it,” something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it. We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet grueling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in tiny village, hours away from the center of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy shit it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres – two guys on a quest. It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think. We are certain you will love it. Well, that’s our story. What’s yours? Go to Doshombres.com to get a bottle of your own. Follow us at @Doshombres and @Mezcal to hear more about Mezcal and Dos Hombres. — AP & BC 📷 @coryt