The world of “Breaking Bad” continues to loom large over the television landscape. The acclaimed drama became one of the biggest shows in television history when it concluded in 2013. The series was a powerhouse. The spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” has established its own footprint on the cultural landscape. Earlier this week, it became clear that AMC has a larger vision as a content producer, including films for “The Walking Dead” starring Andrew Lincoln. Hot off that announcement, it appears that “Breaking Bad” may be getting a film of its own from creator Vince Gilligan.
According to Deadline, Gilligan has been in production of a secret project to take place in the world populated by “Breaking Bad” characters. The New Mexico-based production will begin filming as early as November 2018. Depending on when the series is set to take place, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul could return. A production from November to February also hints that a limited series could be possible as well. Considering the end of the show was slightly ambiguous, it could take place in the past, or even serve as a sequel to the original series.
“Breaking Bad” followed the story of Walter White (Cranston), a science teacher who receives a cancer diagnosis. With the end of his life looming, his unbridled ambition finally shines through. Using a former student Jesse Pinkman (Paul), he builds a drug empire. However, his empire comes into contact with cartels, drug lords, and dangerous criminals.
The show ran for 5 seasons, from 2008 to 2013, and earned 58 Emmy nominations, including 16 wins. Gilligan created the show, ran the writers room, and even directed some episodes. Revisiting the show may seem unnecessary, but Gilligan has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the expanded “Breaking Bad” universe.