We don’t know when the long-awaited Breaking Bad movie will arrive, but you might be able to watch it on Netflix before it hits AMC if this is true. Reports are the service could get it first.
Netflix played a key role in Breaking Bad’s popularity after it already appeared on AMC, as ratings exploded for the show’s final run of episodes after viewers caught up on Netflix. “I think Netflix kept us on the air,” creator Vince Gilligan said after the show won the outstanding drama series Emmy in 2013. “Not only are we standing up here [with the Emmy], I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond Season 2.”
The show later became available in 4K on Netflix. And then spin-off series Better Call Saul, centered on crooked lawyer Saul Goodman, is a Netflix exclusive in some territories. One thing is for sure, the franchise is still very much in demand.
Gilligan is writing and directing the film, which is supposedly about, Jesse Pinkman. The movie may even be in the can already. Filming started on a project called Greenbriar, which is reportedly a code name, in the shows Albuquerque home base in November. Production was scheduled to end early this month. Stay tuned and if we hear more we will let you know.