Aaron Paul will be reviving his famous Jesse Pinkman character for a forthcoming Breaking Bad film sequel.
Television reboots have been a hot commodity recently with a mix in quality and popularity but Vince Gilligan — Breaking Bad’s creator who will be writing the movie — is giving fans a glimpse into Pinkman’s continued journey in a one-off film.
The movie will premiere on Netflix prior to airing on AMC, where the series had its initial run from 2008 through 2013.
Little is known about the film so far and an official release date has not been announced but Bryan Cranston has publicly offered his services as Walter White if a flashback scene is needed.
Fans have wondered about the fate of Jesse Pinkman since the series concluded with his escape from kidnappers just minutes before Walter White met his final outcome. Sure, he was a victim of kidnapping and, arguably, Walter’s manipulation but he is also a criminal with seemingly nowhere to run and nobody to turn to.
The decision to make a movie as opposed to a full season is an interesting one especially considering the cinematic visual style the series adopted. Will telling Jesse’s story over the course of two hours lead to other sequels focusing on Skyler or Walter Jr.? Only time will tell but with the massive success of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, it is clear that audiences are not tired of these characters just yet so one would hope that all possibilities for franchise expansion are on the table.
For his original portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul was nominated for five Emmy awards, winning three (2010, 2012, 2014).
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Featured image from 2014 Cryptozoic Breaking Bad trading card set.