“Breaking Bad” to receive Netflix film

By Peter Zemeske

The world hasn’t seen the last of iconic meth-making duo Jesse Pinkman and Walter White yet — a “Breaking Bad” feature film has been confirmed to come to Netflix and AMC, according to a Feb. 13 article by The Hollywood Reporter.

The story will pick up where the series finale left off with Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, after his escape from the compound he was held captive in. The film will debut on the streaming platform Netflix before it airs on AMC, reversing the order in which the original show aired from 2008 to 2013. The creator of the original series, Vince Gilligan, will write, direct and executive produce the film along with producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

“Breaking Bad” was critically acclaimed garnering 16 Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards including four Emmys for Bryan Cranston in his leading role.

The first time rumors of a “Breaking Bad” film were spread was when a film project under the name “Greenbriar” started production in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in November 2018. The film was described as following the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom, according to a Nov. 6 Albuquerque Journal article.

Actor and main star of the show, Bryan Cranston, confirmed the film is happening while speaking on “The Dan Patrick Show,” though he has not seen a script nor does he know if White’s character will make an appearance. Cranston said he would be interested in reprising his role as Heisenberg if creator Gilligan approached him.

The untitled film has no confirmed release date.