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A Breaking Bad movie is on the way to Netflix

14 February 2019
A Breaking Bad movie is on the way to Netflix

Once completed, the film will initially premiere on Netflix, which has acquired its first-run rights, THR reports. Netflix and AMC did not immediately respond to a request for comment or confirmation.

This would be an interesting reversal of the way that the series first aired, with each season dropping episodes weekly in a standard broadcast TV model before heading to Netflix for the world's binging pleasure roughly a year after the conclusion of each season. Netflix really helped spur the growth of Breaking Bad's audience, so it's only fitting that they should get the feature-length film, but it's cool that AMC will also get to air the movie so that Breaking Bad comes home in a way.

Additional details about the film are coming to light, and excited fans have learned the feature length sequel will focus on Pinkman and his quest for freedom.

I think Netflix kept us on the air. It sounds like we'll be following Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), last seen driving like a bat out of hell after Walter White (Bryan Cranston) killed a bunch of white supremacists who were imprisoning Jesse and forcing him to make high-quality meth.

Gilligan is writing the script and sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that he will also direct. That show has already been renewed for a fifth season.

The Breaking Bad film will be written by Vince Gilligan, who created the original series. Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, both of whom have worked with Gilligan on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, are on board as producers.

Aaron Paul, Vince Galligan, and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for Breaking Bad at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

This is apparently the movie titled "Greenbrier" that, according to the New Mexico Film Office, was set to shoot in Albuquerque (the setting for Breaking Bad) from November through this month.