So it should probably come as no surprise that Gilligan's next Breaking Bad-themed project, in addition to the spinoff series Better Call Saul which has a fifth season now in the works, is a feature-length sequel to the original series.
There are reports that he offered his directorial services to Gilligan, suggesting he could make it himself, which, given the experiments he's been doing with iPhones and weird distribution models recently would have been... interesting!
AMC's Breaking Bad ended its critically acclaimed five-season run with a finale that brought in a series record 10.3 million viewers.
A little is known about the Breaking Bad movie.
"I have not gotten the script, I have not read the script". "I think Netflix kept us on the air", he said at the time, adding that he thought the show might have only had two seasons were it not for Netflix. Not only are we standing up here [with the Emmy], I don't think our show would have even lasted beyond season two. "It's a new era in television, and we've been very fortunate to reap the benefits". The movie, which will focus on Jesse Pinkman-the oft-troubled meth-cooker played by Aaron Paul-will air on Netflix before eventually landing at AMC, the network that aired Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013. Why it wouldn't premiere on AMC before hitting Netflix remains unclear, but we're certainly curious to find out what happened there.
The Hollywood Reporter also says that Gilligan will direct the film, which will follow the escape of a kidnapped man (Pinkman) and his fight for freedom. In an interview with GQ not long after the finale aired, he stated that "it's up to the viewer to decide what happened to Jesse" before immediately appearing to backtrack. More details are expected in the coming months.
Even more curiously, it might yet not be a movie at all.