The latest trailer for the upcoming Breaking Bad movie gives us our first look at Jesse Pinkman since the original series came to an end.
Some TV shows can be so good that when they come to an end, there is almost something akin to a mourning period for its most die-hard fans. If it is something we have been watching for years, it leaves a gap in our lives that might never be filled. We might start wishing for something we will later regret. A reboot, return, or remake of the show.
When a beloved TV show returns due to popular demand, it rarely lives up to the hype. Yet we continue to clamor for more studios to do so. Ever since Breaking Bad came to what we believe to be the perfect ending, pretty much all of us have been asking for more. It was one of the greatest TV shows of all time, so it makes sense.
Netflix has finally given in to our constant nagging. On October 11, 2019, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will hit the streaming service. This week, we got a first look at the character the movie will focus around, someone Breaking Bad fans know incredibly well, Jesse Pinkman. The 60-second trailer shows Pinkman sat in his car, listening to a report about the crime scene he has just fled.
The crime scene in question is the one Pinkman is rescued from by Walter White during the finale of the original TV show. The report describes the remote-controlled machine gun Walt set up to kill Pinkman's captors and lists that nine bodies were recovered at the scene. Conspiracy theorists who believe Walt might still be alive might want to revisit the episode and start counting bodies as they're shot.
Despite what we wrote above about remakes and returns being disappointing, our excitement for El Camino is at a fever pitch following the trailer above. If Breaking Bad were to return for another full season, we might feel a little differently. A one-off movie that will presumably answer some of the pressing questions we've had for the past six years, that's something we can definitely deal with.