BREAKING Bad fans are thrilled to know that the hit series has been turned into a movie.
Here’s all the info you need on the upcoming El Camino.
When is the UK release date of El Camino on Netflix?
The new film will be available to watch on Netflix on October 11, 2019.
This comes after months of speculation of there being a movie version of the hit show.
Since late 2018 there have been lots of rumours about the possibility of a Breaking Bad movie, which appeared to be confirmed when series lead Bryan Cranston didn’t deny it in a radio interview.
Just months ago a source said: “Vince (Gilligan) will pen the script, executive produce and possibly direct.
“Breaking Bad and prequel series Better Call Saul exec producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are also said to be attached to the film project.”
Who is in the cast of El Camino?
The only two cast members confirmed according to Wikipedia are Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) and Charles Baker (Skinny Pete).
However it seems that Bryan Cranston could also be involved.
The reported line-up may surprise some fans as Krysten Ritter, who played Jane, and Bryan, who played lead role Walter, both died in the show.
The news that Cranston is set to make an appearance in the movie will no doubt excite fans.
But it should not come as a huge surprise to die-hards as he has previously said he would return to the role if he was asked.
“If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius,” Cranston said on The Dan Patrick Show last November.
He added: “It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some sort of completion to some of these storylines that were left open.”
Other returning faces include Jonathan Banks (Mike), Jesse Plemons (Todd), Matt Jones (Badger), Robert Forster (Ed, aka The Disappearer), Tess Harper (Mrs Pinkman) and Kevin Rankin (Kenny).
What is the film about?
The Netflix original movie will follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.
Slashfilm have confirmed that the “kidnapped man” is Aaron Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman.
The Breaking Bad series, which ran from 2008-13, focused on teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) who turns to drug crime after a lung cancer diagnosis.
He enlists the help of student Jesse, with the pair becoming major players in the criminal underworld.
In El Camino, Jesse must “come to terms with his past to forge some kind of future”, the streaming service said.
The crime drama was a beloved series by the time its final episode aired, despite arriving to little fanfare.
What is Breaking Bad about?
In the award-wining American crime drama, chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, starts making crystal meth after being diagnosed with lung cancer to secure his family’s financial future.
He and former student Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, drive out to the desert to cook the drug in a camper van.
Over five series, Walt transforms into criminal mastermind Heisenberg and comes up against serious underworld figures.
At the end of the last episode it appeared (very old spoiler alert) that Walter was killed in a shootout. But could he have survived after all?
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Is there a trailer for the film?
Yes – In the first trailer Skinny Pete is seen being interrogated by police but refusing to give up any info on his pal Jesse.
At the end the trailer indicates October 11 as the date the film will be available on Netflix.
You can watch the minute-long trailer here: