After months of rumors, mindless speculation, and several instances of serious misdirection, Breaking Bad fans finally received what they had been waiting for since the series ended: Vince Gilligan returned to tell one more (???) tale with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Written and directed by Gilligan and having premiered on Netflix earlier this month (and in select movie theaters, with AMC airing the film at a later date), the film focuses on what happened to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the credits rolled on “Felina” and asks an important question: will Jesse be a victim of the past, or can he carve out a new future for himself?
(Check out our spoiler-free review of “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” here.)
Before you go any further, there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead so tread lightly…
If you’ve seen the film, then you know that there’s a tragically heart-breaking flashback scene in the desert between a still-captive Jesse and a familiar face that involves a gun, a dead body, and… pizza:
Here’s a look back at the series’ sequel film’s official trailer, with Jesse reuniting with some familiar faces and places. But is he looking for a fresh start – or to pay for past sins?
The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). 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.
This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Earlier this week, Paul, Breaking Bad creator Gilligan, and more are taking fans behind the scenes of the television series’ sequel film. Our biggest takeaway? The team didn’t seem to need a lot of time to get back into the Breaking Bad vibe…
Netflix gave fans a look back at Jesse’s story and the road he took – in a very unique way. Using lines from the original five-season series, singer/songwriter Nick Lutsko revisits Jesse’s relationship with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a song, “The Ballad of Jesse Pinkman”: