Breaking Bad Movie 'El Camino' Coming To Netflix This October
Breaking Bad isn't over yet.
Netflix has at last confirmed a Breaking Bad movie with original star Aaron Paul is coming, with the simultaneously secret and yet highly anticipated movie landing in October.
The news broke early Sunday morning after Netflix accidentally leaked the movie with a placeholder page on its streaming service. The page was quickly taken down, but not before Reddit user 'saddadstheband' posted a screenshot online.
The film, titled 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie', follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Paul) on the run "from his captors, the law and his past."
It comes nearly six years after Breaking Bad, also starring Bryan Cranston as science teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, ended after becoming one of the most critically acclaimed and fan beloved television series of all time. A successful sequel, Better Call Saul, is available on Stan in Australia.
The film was written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and will land on Netflix on October 11, The New York Times reported.
It's been an ill-kept secret in Hollywood after being reported in dribs and drabs by entertainment media for the better part o the past year.
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk accidentally revealed it had finished filming this week.
"I don't know what people know and don't know. I find it hard to believe you don't know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They've done an amazing job of keeping it a secret," Odenkirk told Movie Web.
In what is perhaps the first official confirmation from Netflix about the film's very existence, the streaming service told the NY Times that El Camino follows Pinkman coming to "terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future" following his dramatic escape from captivity.
As For Paul, he told the publication he couldn't speak for "a good 30, 60 seconds" after he finished reading the script.
“It’s a chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’ that I didn’t realise that I wanted,” Paul said.
“And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”