The “Breaking Bad” sequel movie will be here sooner than anyone thought.
Netflix has dropped the first teaser for “El Camino” and announced the film’s release date: October 11. The film is also expected to be broadcast on AMC at a later date.
“El Camino” brings back star Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman and follows up on his fate after the AMC series finale. The official description of the movie says, “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.”
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan wrote and directed the movie.
The teaser features Skinny Pete (Charles Baker, reprising the role) telling law enforcement that he has no clue where Jesse is.
In the series finale, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) sacrificed himself to rescue his former meth-cooking partner Jesse from an neo-Nazi gang. Jesse fled, as Walt lay dying, in a stolen Chevrolet El Camino.
It’s unknown if Cranston or any other “Breaking Bad” alums will make an appearance in the film, via flashback or in the present time.
Fans were surprised recently when Bob Odenkirk, who stars in the “Breaking Bad” prequel series “Better Call Saul, revealed that the movie had already wrapped filming.
But in an interview with The New York Times, Paul confessed that filming had taken place even before the movie’s existence had been uncovered by the media. “The movie had already happened and was in the can. It was done,” he said.
When anyone asked him what he was doing during that time, the actor noted, “I just said I was doing this small little indie out in New Mexico and that was it. No one second-guessed it.”
Paul 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.’”