Not only is the reported Breaking Bad movie a thing that is most definitely happening, but it is apparently coming to the world's most popular streaming service. It is being written by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan, and given that AMC has U.S. streaming rights only, it is unclear where it will air in other areas of the world.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film - with the working title Greenbrier - will centre around Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) immediately following his escape from the white supremacists' compound.
Netflix and AMC have yet to comment on the report. While Breaking Bad was always critically acclaimed, it took a little bit for audiences to catch on, and Gilligan has said in the past that that might never have happened if not for AMC's deal with Netflix. Gilligan credited the streamer for its contribution to the show's success in his 2013 Emmy acceptance speech, saying that he thinks Netflix helped keep the show on the air.
The as-yet-untitled Breaking Bad film will be written directed by Gilligan, who co-created the show's spin-off Better Call Saul (which has also received a viewership boost thanks to Netflix). "Not only are we standing up here, I don't think our show would have even lasted beyond Season 2". Gilligan will both write and direct the film, and he'll be joined by producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The movie will be a sequel to the events of Breaking Bad, which means it's unlikely we'd see Walter White again, but perhaps some other familiar faces could pop up. Production is believed to be wrapping up this month in New Mexico.
Though it hasn't been confirmed officially, Revenge of The Fans claim to have seen the official cast list, and states Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as antihero Walter White, alongside Todd, Badger and Skinny Pete.
The original series ran for five seasons and quickly became a TV phenomenon, spawning the successful prequel series, Better Call Saul, both of which have aired on AMC with an SVOD window on Netflix.