The oft-rumored Breaking Bad movie has been a subject of conversation for a while now, and for good reason. It’s something tied to the world of Breaking Bad! Anything with the name Vince Gilligan attached to it is going to have a lot of buzz.
Yet, trying to get details about the project hasn’t exactly been easy. There have been rumors about this project being code-named Greenbriar, and that it may be starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman as he fights for his freedom following the events of the recent finale. Yet, we should note that none of this stuff has been necessarily confirmed. There are many questions still floating around out there and there is really no reason for AMC or the show’s producers to confirm them.
Now, we are hearing something now about the somewhat-unusual way in which this project may be coming onto the air. According to a new report coming in right now via Deadline, the project may end up airing on Netflix first, and then shifting over to AMC after the fact. That is somewhat surprising given that AMC is the home for both the original series and then also Better Call Saul, but Gilligan and the entire team also likely recognize the fact that without Netflix, the entire franchise may not be where it is right now. There are a lot of Breaking Bad viewers who first discovered the show through the streaming service, and it is one of its first major success stories. It can be hard sometimes for under-the-radar shows with original IP to find an audience for themselves, and Netflix gave them an opportunity to have that very thing.
Does it really matter all that much where this project airs? From our vantage point, not really. The main thing that matters more than anything is that we get more of this franchise and that it lives up to our expectations. The idea of doing something about Jesse is the most exciting proposition, though also the riskiest given that there was something appealing about the ambiguous way in which his story ended. While on paper he got away, you could imagine him getting picked up by cops fifteen or so minutes later. Or, maybe he somehow did escape and find a new life for himself far away from Albuquerque.
Are you excited about this project, or worried in terms of it besmirching the franchise’s good name? Be sure to share right now in the comments, and stay tuned for some other news.