Aaron Paul (R), pictured with "Breaking Bad" actor Brian Cranston in 2013, will star in a movie set after the hit TV show's conclusion Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File
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'Breaking Bad' sequel movie out on Netflix in October

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By MARK DAVIS

A "Breaking Bad" film set after the events of the hit television show and centered on meth addict-turned-cook Jesse Pinkman will be released on Netflix in October, the streaming giant said Saturday.

"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" will pick up the story after Pinkman escaped the clutches of a neo-Nazi gang with the help of kingpin Walter White in the AMC show's 2013 conclusion.

"In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future," Netflix said in a statement.

The "gripping thriller" is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, creator of the original series, which is widely acclaimed as one of the best TV dramas ever made.

"Breaking Bad" ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, and told the story of a high-school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer who starts cooking crystal meth -- often with former pupil Pinkman -- to provide for his family.

A teaser trailer for the film released Saturday shows another returning character, "Skinny Pete," telling police he has no idea where his friend Pinkman has gone.

"No way I'm helping you people put Jesse Pinkman back inside a cage," he says.

News of the long-rumored film broke earlier Saturday after Netflix users spotted a "placeholder" page on the streaming giant's platform giving the title and synopsis.

Though the page was subsequently deleted, The New York Times confirmed the report by publishing an interview with Paul.

"It's a chapter of 'Breaking Bad' that I didn't realize that I wanted," Paul said. "And now that I have it, I'm so happy that it's there."

Paul told the Times that Gilligan had phoned him two years ago with the proposal for a movie.

"I quickly told Vince that I would follow him into a fire," Paul responded.

The movie will be released on Oct 11, Netflix said.

The series' stars Bryan Cranston and Paul both tweeted cryptic messages hinting at a possible film earlier this year.

Local media in Albuquerque, where the original series was set and shot, reported last year that filming for the movie was under way.

Bob Odenkirk, the star of "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul," also said in a recent interview that he "can't wait to see" the movie.

The original series is widely credited with helping to usher in the current so-called "golden age" of television.

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Initially, I didn't want to see this film. But then again, I initially didn't want to see Better Call Saul, either.

I predict Vince Gilligan will surprise and entertain us yet again.

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This show was unique and great early on, but after the third season or so it felt stretched thin and the plot too contrived. I finished watching the series out of principle and because of the time already sunk into watching it than out of genuine interest, so I'm obviously not interested in any more productions from this series.

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Yeah, I agree with Toasted Heretic. At first I thought this was just a cheap cash-in, but Better Caul Saul is really good and I like it more than Breaking Bad itself. I feel like BB was kind of just thought up on the fly and worked out due to the strong acting and character arks, while BCS feels more like it was well thought-out and most of the consequences of one's actions are more real and personal and not absurd like causing plane crashes. I'll look forward to seeing this movie since surely it will have a complete storyline thought out.

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Done with Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul was better entertainment.

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which is widely acclaimed as one of the best TV dramas ever made.

which is totally right.

well i was hearing about it for so long and since i have loved the tv show i'm this movie gonna be amazing can't wait to see it

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The original series is widely credited with helping to usher in the current so-called "golden age" of television.

That was the Sopranos, surely? Unless there have been two "golden ages" of television in the last 20 years.

And there was definitely a "golden age" of TV in the UK during the 80s and 90s.

Anyway, I'll be watching this for sure. BB was great.

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The original series is widely credited with helping to usher in the current so-called "golden age" of television.

Ha! What a laugh.

There never has been a golden age of TV since the 70’s. Once in a great while a show or two will squeak out. True Detective season 1 was the last great one. Peoples standards are so low at this point it’s gone way past decency and intelligent writing. A couch potato can watch anything.

And there was definitely a "golden age" of TV in the UK during the 80s and 90s. 

I can’t speak to that but Endeavour was a great one too.

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I wonder how this will go down as a movie.

BB and BCS were great because we had time to get to know the characters, relate to them, empathize with them.. condensing this to 90 mins will be challenging.

i cant wait and I’m sure we’ll want more when it’s over!

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Well,better than the prequel BCS.That was pretty bad.The last movie I watched after the series finished was Sex in the City!!

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