Vince Gilligan, creator of the hit series “Breaking Bad”, has frequently stated that the show’s success was largely because of its audience on Netflix. In the UK, at least, it was dropped by Channel 5 after just a couple of seasons but was insanely popular on Netflix. So popular, in fact, that for the final season Netflix in the UK got each episode weekly just a few hours after they aired in America – long before the ‘weekly episodes’ we see on a fairly regular basis now. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the upcoming Breaking Bad film will be coming to Netflix as well as AMC – and it may be even sooner than we expected. The New York Times are reporting that “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” will arrive on Netflix on October 11th. While this is yet to be confirmed, it is reported that there will be an official announcement on Monday. UPDATE: the date is now confirmed (see the video below):
The subject of the film is shrouded in secrecy but is thought to be a sequel to the series that follows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) trying to get his life back together after the events of the final season of the show. The film used the codename “Greenbrier” during production and if you search for this on the Netflix website then the top two search results are “Breaking Bad” and the spin-off prequel series “Better Call Saul”.
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.