Breaking Bad had a bloody ending back in 2013, and fans have been calling for a spinoff film pretty much ever since. After years of speculation, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is set to be released in October 2019—here’s what we know about the spin-off so far.
(Warning: Spoilers below if you somehow still haven’t caught up on Breaking Bad.)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will premiere on October 11.
The film will first debut on Netflix, and as Entertainment Weekly reports, it will then head over to AMC, the network that launched the show. El Camino is directed and written by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and the official logline reads: “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.”
El Camino will reveal what happened to Jesse after Breaking Bad.
The film website Slashfilm previously reported that El Camino will be a follow-up focusing on Jesse Pinkman after he escapes from those terrifying neo-Nazis in the finale, and the unmitigated wreckage of his life since linking up with Walter and making spectacular blue-hued meth. And Aaron Paul will return as Jesse, the role that introduced the world to the delightful actor.
And as Uproxx uncovered, Gilligan already had some interesting thoughts about what ultimately happens to Jesse in a GQ interview back in 2013: “My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kid’s fingerprints all over this lab and they’re going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he’s still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents,” the creator said. “But yeah, even though that’s the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it.”
The El Camino trailer features one of Jesse’s best friends.
The movie’s first trailer opens with Skinny Pete being questioned by the police about Jesse’s whereabouts.
“I don’t know what to tell you, I only said, like, 500 times already. I have no idea where he is. Don’t know where he’s headed either. North, south, east, west, Mexico, the moon — I don’t have a clue. But yo, even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you,” Skinny Pete declares.
But it’s unclear if El Camino will include Bryan Cranston’s Walter White.
While Gilligan and Aaron Paul are a sure bet, it’s not yet clear what other Breaking Bad stars will appear in the project. But on a 2018 episode of The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston confirmed that there was a movie version of Breaking Bad coming out. Cranston also said that while he hasn’t “even read the script,” he would “absolutely” join the cast if Gilligan asked him to do so.
“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these story lines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those,” Cranston added. “At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”