The first trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie transported viewers to a police interrogation room. There, Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) was interrogated by the cops about the location of his good friend and most-wanted fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). “I have no idea where he is,” insisted Skinny Pete. “Don’t know where he’s headed either. North, south, east, west, Mexico, the moon — I don’t have a clue. But yo, even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you.”
Tonight, we finally received our first glimpse of Jesse, who was last seen dramtically busting through the gates of a Nazi compound in his first few moments of freedom after serving as a meth slave. The new trailer didn’t reveal terribly much about this unexpected and mysterious Breaking Bad movie, but it showed Jesse parked in Todd’s El Camino in the dead of the night in the middle of… well, nowhere, head shaved, clearly on the run. He was listening to a radio news report of the shootout at the compound, which had left nine dead. “Investigators are searching for a person of interest who fled the scene,” reported the voice. “Anyone with information on this massacre is asked to call police immediately.” As the trailer cut to black, we were left the sound of Jesse’s breathing.
Here’s what is known besides this trailer: the film focuses on the next chapter of Jesse following the events of Breaking Bad. According to the official logline, “Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” The cast is being kept under wraps, though Netflix has confirmed that Jesse’s buds Badger (Matt Jones) and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) make appearances.
The Emmy-winning drama — which followed terminally ill chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and not-so-stellar former student Jesse as they created a meth empire — ran from 2008 to 2013. In 2015, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan returned to the world by co-creating the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, and he wrote and directed this two-hour film. Netflix will begin streaming the film Oct. 11, and will make it available in movie theaters across the country the weekend of Oct. 11-13.
Breaking Bad celebrated the 10th anniversary of its premiere last year, with Gilligan and the cast reuniting in the pages of EW, which you can check out here. Read what Paul, Cranston, and Gilligan revealed about Breaking Bad‘s pivotal moments over here.
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