Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Netflix confirmed long circulated rumours that it will indeed be launching a movie to serve as a follow-up to the celebrated Breaking Bad TV series – and it will be landing on the streaming platform very soon.
The movie, entitled El Camino (which is the Chevrolet model that lead character Jesse Pinkman is seen driving in during one of the show’s final moments), will launch exclusively on the platform on October 11th.
Netflix released a short teaser trailer revealing that the police are searching for Pinkman following the aftermath of the TV series which originally concluded in 2013 after 5 seasons. Very little else is known about the movie other than it was written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Lips are very sealed regarding a possible cameo from the (presumed dead) Walter White character – a career-defining role for actor Bryan Cranston.
The show received numerous awards during its run, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards and four Television Critics Association Awards. It also led to a spin-off prequel series, Better Call Saul, which returns for a fifth season next year.