Nearly six years in the past, viewers of “Breaking Bad” watched the ultimate episode of that collection, in which the drug kingpin Walter White (performed by Bryan Cranston) emerged from hiding and sacrificed his life to rescue his one-time associate, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from an Aryan Brotherhood gang. When White expired in a meth lab and the credit rolled, audiences believed it may be the final time they might see many of those characters.
But it seems the story of “Breaking Bad” isn’t fairly completed.
Netflix introduced on Saturday that it’ll launch a brand new “Breaking Bad” film that can middle on Pinkman, the excitable meth cook dinner performed by Paul, who was final seen in the TV collection dashing off in a stolen Chevrolet El Camino to components unknown.
The movie, known as “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” and will probably be launched on Netflix on Oct. 11. The movie can also be anticipated to be broadcast at a later date on AMC, the cable community the place the TV collection was initially proven from 2zero08 to 2013.
“It’s a chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’ that I didn’t realize that I wanted,” Paul mentioned in an interview. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”
Netflix offered solely the briefest plot abstract of “El Camino,” which states, “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.”
Paul mentioned in the interview that he was forbidden from revealing something extra about what occurs in the movie. But, just like the present’s followers, he mentioned he additionally believed he had mentioned goodbye to the world of “Breaking Bad” when the TV collection concluded.
“It was a hard, emotional thing for all of us,” Paul mentioned. “And when the finale happened, we all got together and hugged it out and said I love you. And that was it.”
In his closing display look as Pinkman, Paul mentioned, “I loved the way Jesse was flying through the exterior gates of the Nazi compound. He’s screaming, he’s crying. He’s got these emotions going through his body. And then it just cuts away from him.”
But Paul mentioned that about two years in the past, he acquired a telephone name from Gilligan, ostensibly to discuss plans to have a good time the 10th anniversary of the debut of “Breaking Bad.”
“At the very end of the conversation,” Paul mentioned, “he mentioned that he had an idea of where to take it from here, and he wanted to hear my thoughts on it. I quickly told Vince that I would follow him into a fire.”
Paul mentioned he might perceive if audiences had been cautious to revisit the conclusion of “Breaking Bad,” whose final episode stays one of the few highly regarded finales of the modern TV era. (A spinoff series, “Better Call Saul,” starring Bob Odenkirk, has stuck to the origin story of the Saul Goodman character, before Walter White crossed his path.)
But Paul said any potential misgivings were quickly dispelled when he finished reading Gilligan’s script for “El Camino.”
“I couldn’t speak for a good 30, 60 seconds,” he said. “I was just lost in my thoughts. As the guy who played the guy, I was so happy that Vince wanted to take me on this journey.”
As with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” production for “El Camino” took place in and around Albuquerque. Last year, publications like the Albuquerque Journal got wind of a movie being filmed under the code name “Greenbrier” and quickly deduced that it was connected to “Breaking Bad.”
But Paul said that, by the time the news media became aware of the project, “The movie had already happened and was in the can. It was done.”
If anyone asked him what he was up to during this time, Paul explained, “I just said I was doing this small little indie out in New Mexico and that was it. No one second-guessed it.”
He added, “I definitely had people asking, ‘Are you doing ‘Better Call Saul’?’ And I’d go, ‘Hey, man, I wish I was. But they’re on hiatus right now.’”
While it might be reasonable to wonder if “El Camino” will reunite him with other notable “Breaking Bad” alumni like Cranston, Odenkirk, Krysten Ritter or Jonathan Banks, Paul said he once again had to remain silent on this subject.
“All I can say, I think people will be really happy with what they see,” he explained.
Paul is holding onto a lot of professional secrets these days: He will also be appearing in the coming third season of the HBO science-fiction series “Westworld,” in a role he said he could not yet disclose.
Asked if he had ever had to keep quiet about so many things simultaneously in his career, Paul said, “Not at all. But I like it, man.”
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