Netflix to air 'Breaking Bad' movie featuring Aaron Paul soon
Breaking Bad is considered as one of the best crime drama series to ever appear on television. In November 2018, reports emerged that a Breaking Bad movie, which will serve as a sequel to the show, is in the works. Now, as per reports, streaming giant Netflix will have first-run rights to the movie and it will then appear on AMC. Here's more.
Movie will be about Jesse's quest for freedom after escaping
It's said the feature-length movie will revolve around Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), who in the last season of Breaking Bad, was able to escape from his kidnappers by the help of Walter White (Bryan Cranston). The movie is rumored to be titled 'Greenbrier' and will follow Jesse's quest for freedom. The series' creator, Vince Gilligan, is directing the film as well.
Cranston doesn't know if he will appear in the movie
Meanwhile, Cranston confirmed that the Breaking Bad movie is indeed in the works while speaking on The Dan Patrick Show. However, he himself did not know if he would be appearing in the movie but said if Gilligan asked him, he would "absolutely" do it. He felt that many storylines were left incomplete in the last season and people wanted to see them complete.
'Breaking Bad was the greatest professional period of my life'
Further, Cranston said, "I don't know if there's an appearance, flashbacks, flash forwards...but I'm excited about it because it's Breaking Bad and it 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." Meanwhile, for his role as Jesse, Paul has won three Emmys for best supporting role.
Movie is Gilligan's first project from three-year deal with Sony
For the movie, Gilligan will be collaborating with Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, who also worked on Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul. This will be the first project from the new three-year deal between Gilligan and Sony TV, signed in July for less than $50 million (Rs. 355 crore). Its production was supposed to begin in November 2018 in Mexico.
Netflix had previously helped in fueling 'Breaking Bad's popularity
Notably, Breaking Bad's producers Sony TV had sold the series' streaming rights to Netflix after the series launched to critical acclaim on AMC. Netflix further helped in widening the audience for the series and also in increasing its already-established popularity.