Yesterday it was announced that Netflix will be the host of the premiere of the upcoming Breaking Bad sequel. The feature-length film will see Aaron Paul reprise his role as Jesse Pinkerman and there were some more secrets revealed yesterday.
The site which Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan once thanked in his 2013 Emmy speech for keeping the show on the air (as it allowed viewers to binge seasons to catch up) will give the streaming site the rights to premiering the upcoming Breaking Bad movie.
The film reportedly started shooting in New Mexico at the end of last year, but Gilligan has been well placed to be tight-lipped about the whole affair even during production. All we know for certain so far is that the film will see Aaron Paul back as Jesse Pinkman and follow his “quest for freedom” after managing to escape that bloodbath of a series finale… No spoilers here.
One role that has yet to be confirmed is that of Bryan Cranston’s series protagonist the epic drug lord Walter White. But based on the aforementioned series finale it’s hard to see how.
Perhaps Gilligan’s 2013 interview offers a little insight into what’s in store for Jesse. “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. 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.”