Breaking Bad is widely considered to be one of the greatest shows in television history because they redefined what TV could be. Right now, we’re in the Golden age of television because of shows like Breaking Bad and a lot of that has to do with the quality but it also has to do with the invention of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
Filmmakers are ditching films to work on TV shows because the quality has flip-flopped. It used to be that they did television to graduate to making movies, but in recent years, television has showed everyone that they reign supreme.
And although Breaking Bad has been off the air for nearly 5 years, fans of the show just got some unexpected and excellent news.
If it wasn’t for Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad, you would’ve arguably never gotten shows like Fargo, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Billions, Ozark, and an array of other dark intense stories on TV or the streaming services.
In fact, they say if it wasn’t for Netflix streaming Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece, then the show would’ve likely been canceled early on.
It’s a new age and Breaking Bad is the godfather of it.
That’s why fans are ecstatic to find out that a new Breaking Bad movie is going forward on Netflix and AMC.
Deadline reports, “No one would comment, but word is that the two networks might have their roles reversed, with Netflix taking first window and AMC second. The Breaking Bad series aired originally on AMC, with seasons subsequently made available for streaming on Netflix. For Netflix and AMC to share the Breaking Bad follow-up is fitting as the two outlets share the credit for the success of the original series.”
Little is known about the script, but Gilligan is penning the script, which will likely be a feature-length movie or cut up and episodes like a mini series. Nothing is set in stone and Gilligan doesn’t know what kind of beast it is yet either.
This is shrouded in secrecy. Word on the street is believed that it will be a sequel, picking right up where we left at the end of season five, and it will likely star Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman.
The reason why many believe that’s the plot is because the Albuquerque Journal reports that the logline for the movie follows “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom,” which could very well be one of the very last moments of the finale when Jessie fleas the Nazi compound.
The project codename “Greenbriar” is headed to started preproduction in mid-November in Albuquerque according to the New Mexico film office.
With that news, many speculate whether Bryan Cranston will be back to reprise is iconic role as Walter White. By the looks of it, it seems implausible to bring that character back because they show him die at the very last moment of the finale.
But do we actually see him die in the end? Think back.
All we see is White collapse in the meth lab when the police surround because of his gunshot wound. He could potentially still be alive. It wouldn’t be far-fetched at all.
Gilligan has said before that he’s dying to continue a story that features both characters and even considered having them pop up in Better Call Saul, which is the prequel to Breaking Bad.
More news on the project will be coming forth in the coming months so we’ll just have to be patient for now.