‘Breaking Bad’: We meth you so much, please come back
Crystal clear that a movie sequel to the TV drama is very much in the works, but no one knows when
It’s almost six years since fans said farewell to Walter White in the finale of creator Vince Gilligan’s groundbreaking cult AMC show Breaking Bad. Since then, Gilligan’s tale of the New Mexico chemistry teacher turned meth wizard has become a touchstone of post Sopranos era television and spawned the excellent spinoff series Better Call Saul.
Now Netflix has signed a deal to make a Breaking Bad film, a sequel to the show, which will focus on White’s troubled sidekick in search of redemption, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). No word yet on exact details of the plot but actor Bryan Cranston did reveal in an interview last November that the film is going ahead. Gilligan has previously said, according to a recent Vanity Fair article, that “Pinkman probably got away for good, moving to Alaska and living a peaceful new life”.
However he added that it’s also entirely possible that Pinkman got picked up by the feds – and landed in a heap of fresh hell, which might be more in keeping with the show’s dark purview. Gilligan is confirmed as the writer for the film.
Vanity Fair said the film will focus on Pinkman as he makes a break for freedom following the events at the end of the show’s final episode. Cranston has said he’s unsure whether Walter White will make an appearance, perhaps in a flashback sequence, but he’s ready for a call from Gilligan should he be needed. He said the show “was the greatest professional period of my life – and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit”.