'Breaking Bad' Feature-Length Sequel Reportedly Hitting Netflix and AMC

Not much is known about the movie's plot, though it's safe to say our patience will be rewarded.

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Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad, routinely included in accurate discussions on the greatest TV shows of all time, will go full-blown cinematic with a new project from Netflix and AMC.

Deadline ran an exclusive Wednesday reporting the "movie" will arrive via Netflix and original series producer AMC, though their roles may be reversed. According to the report, the mystery Vince Gilligan project will actually hit Netflix first. 

In a separate update, The Hollywood Reporter cited sources as having confirmed that the film will center on surviving original series character Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul. That's very much in line with whisperings of a possible plot direction we've been hearing in recent months.

In November, Bryan Cranston was asked about the possibility of the then-rumored film featuring some sort of appearance from teacher-turned-meth manufacturer Walter White. "There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad but I honestly have not even read the script so I couldn't tell you," he said at the time, adding that he would "absolutely" join the project if Gilligan requested it.

Despite having aired its final episode way back in September 2013, the Breaking Bad universe hasn't really fallen out of the pop culture conversation at all thanks to Gilligan's Better Call Saul spin-off. The series, which focuses on Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill in the years before he met White and company, was renewed for a fifth season back in July.

As for the now-confirmed movie, there's reportedly a chance that it will be aired on AMC in multiple parts. Production on the script, however, is treating the project as a feature-length film.

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