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Breaking Bad Movie Slated to Debut on Netflix Before AMC

February 13, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Deadline reports that the planned Breaking Bad movie is going to be shown on both Netflix and AMC. However, the film would apparently make its debut first on Netflix. As of now, the planned film from creator Vince Gillian is still under a great deal of secrecy.

The hit series previously aired on AMC for its original run, with episodes streaming on Netflix after the original airing.

Previously, Gilligan has acknowledged Netflix as contributing to the show becoming such an overwhelming success, such when he conducted the acceptance speech for the show’s Best Drama Series Emmy Award win in 2013.

Deadline reports that the script is being shot as a feature, but it’s not yet been determined how it will air. The report implies the film could be cut into episodes later on.

Breaking Bad ran for five seasons on AMC. It later spawned a prequel spinoff, Better Call Saul, which also airs on AMC with a SVOD window on Netflix.

It’s suspected by a project called Greenbriar is the code name for the film. It has a production start for mid-November 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; per the New Mexico Film Office. The logline follows the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.

It’s unknown if the movie is going to be a sequel to the original series, but there’s speculation that the logline could be referring to Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman. Show star Bryan Cranston confirmed that a movie was in the works last November, but he indicated that he’s not yet seen the script.