Netflix sprung a surprise this Saturday when, out of the blue, it dropped the trailer and the release date of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – the intensely anticipated sequel to the iconic American show, Breaking Bad. Netflix announced the release date of the Breaking Bad movie as 11th October, putting to rest months of feverish speculation whether a sequel was actually on the anvil or was it just baseless rumours.
Breaking Bad has achieved cult status in recent years, amongst fans of thriller crime capers, not just in the US, but across the globe. The original series had aired between 2008 and 2013, on the American cable channel, AMC. Ever since, the one question that niggled at the back of fans’ minds was, “What happened to Jesse Pinkman?”. That is also the question that the freshly-released trailer of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie asks, in big bold letters.
The series ended on a cliffhanger, way back in 2013, with the meth cook, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), pulling off a dramatic escape from captivity in a Chevrolet El Camino. The series had also seen the last of several cult characters, including drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who died in the end while liberating his one-time partner, Jesse Pinkman, from captivity.
With Netflix announcing the release date as October 11, fans can now breathe easy, knowing that their favourite show and its much-loved characters will now be back on their screens in another date with its devotees.
The official Netflix site set the ball rolling for the imminent release of the movie by posting the following description –“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”. The anticipation and expectancy is bound to rise sky high after this enticing bit of info.
The movie has been written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of the original Breaking Bad. Subsequent to its Netflix release, the movie may also be released on AMC, its original presenter, albeit at a later date.
So then, October 11 it is! Mark the date, fanboys!