Breaking Bad movie reportedly coming to Netflix and AMC

Aaron Paul may be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman

Aaron Paul may be reprising his role as Jesse

Whatever the case, Paul is said to be returning to play Pinkman again.

Gilligan is writing the script and sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that he will also direct.

It's an unusual trajectory for the film, as many expected the film would premiere on its long-time home network. But I imagine the most popular way is on Netflix, where five seasons of the two-time Emmy victor for Outstanding Drama Series are available to be viewed at any time. By 2013, the series was earning its highest viewership numbers yet.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news and also says that Netflix will screen the film first and then it will air on United States network AMC, a reverse of how Breaking Bad was first shown.

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! Not only are we standing up here [with the Emmy], I don't think our show would have even lasted beyond season two. The outlet notes that the feature could air first on Netflix and then on AMC in a network role-reversal.

Breaking Bad has a long history with the streaming platform - Gilligan has claimed that without Netflix's help in boosting viewing numbers, the show might have been cancelled way back at the end of season two. "Cranston previously confirmed the film was happening but would not say whether or not he would be involved".

Paul's on-screen counterpart Bryan Cranston confirmed the existence of the movie previous year, but was circumspect on the chances of his teacher-turned-kingpin Walter White returning for a continuation of the story. His character's fate was seemingly sealed in the Breaking Bad finale.

Cranston said he would "absolutely" be in the movie "if Vince Gilligan asked me".

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