With less than a month to go until the release of the highly anticipated El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Netflix has begun to slowly build hype around the project, beginning with the surprise release of the trailer in mid-August.
However, outside of that first tasty trailer, Netflix has been generally mum on the sequel to one of television’s most iconic series, as any information about the film is clearly being guarded close to the chest.
But now, with just a few weeks until the film’s release, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and series star Aaron Paul sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In their first and most in-depth interview about El Camino since it was announced, Gilligan and Paul discussed a variety of topics regarding the show that made them both legends in the medium that is television.
Here are some of the best tidbits from the interview:
– On why he decided to revist the Breaking Bad story: “Gilligan first started ruminating on the story that would ultimately become El Camino before he finished making Breaking Bad. “I didn’t really tell anybody about it, because I wasn’t sure I would ever do anything with it,” he says. “But I started thinking to myself, ‘What happened to Jesse?’ You see him driving away. And to my mind, he went off to a happy ending. But as the years progressed, I thought, ‘What did that ending — let’s just call it an ending, neither happy, nor sad — what did it look like?'”
– “The movie, which plays like a coda to the series, is thick with details that will tickle the superfan base, which is its true intended audience, Gilligan says.”
– Gilligan says he started imagining what a Breaking Bad sequel would look like before the show even ended.
– Gilligan said that El Camino “features more than 10 familiar characters from the show.”
– The in-depth piece also revealed that a full trailer will be dropping this Sunday during the Emmy Awards.
– Paul still owns the iconic pink bear from Season 2.
– Gilligan didn’t reveal his plans for El Camino until 2018.
– Jesse Pinkman said “bitch” 54 times during Breaking Bad.
– Breaking Bad almost got cancelled at AMC after season 3 and moved to FX.
– Gilligan plans on making another, new television show after Better Call Saul.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will hit Netflix in the United States on Friday, October 11.
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