Aaron Paul in 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.' Photo by Ben Rothstein / Netflix

Go Behind-the-Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

For Breaking Bad fans, finding out about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was like hearing from a long lost friend you had assumed was gone for good. Vince Gilligan’s twitchy, tumultuous five-season series was about as perfect as any show has any right to be. It is rightfully considered one of the best shows of the century, period. It left us with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) gleefully, tearfully tearing away from hell in an El Camino. These closing seconds of the finale gave us a glimpse of a possible fresh start for Jesse, who was free after being enslaved by a bunch of neo-Nazis and turned into their in-house meth maker. Walter White (Bryan Cranston) had shown up with a remote-controlled machine gun and, in a final “good” deed, mowed down the Nazis and saved Jesse’s life, giving up his own in the process. That was it, we thought, the perfect end to the world of Breaking Bad after five glorious seasons. Yet Vince Gilligan wasn’t done with Jesse.

Now in a new behind-the-scenes featurette, we find out a lot more about the creation of El Camino and the continuation of Jesse Pinkman’s story. The trailer revealed that the film picks up mere moments after Jesse’s escape. He makes it to the only friends he’s got left, Badger (Matt Jones) and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker), former meth dealers and tweakers who, despite their bumbling ways, were always first-grade chums to Jesse. The mostly wordless trailer (there’s a single, important question spoken at the end) revealed that Jesse is the main suspect in the mass slaying at the Nazi compound. A standoff at the end of the trailer with an unseen individual added to the mystery.

In this new video, Paul says he thinks fans will appreciate getting closure with his character. This means that El Camino might truly be the last word on Jesse Pinkman and the world of Breaking Bad. 

El Camino rides into limited theaters tomorrow, October 11, 2019, and will start streaming on Netflix tonight at midnight.

Featured image: Aaron Paul in ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.’ Photo by Ben Rothstein / Netflix

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