Vince Gilligan Says ‘El Camino’ Isn’t For Non-‘Breaking Bad’ Fans: “We Don’t Slow Down To Explain Things”

The Playlist | 9/18/2019 | Charles Barfield
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One of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood was finally revealed recently, when Netflix announced that it had teamed with “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan on a new sequel film, “El Camino.” After being rumored for months, it was finally announced, with a release date coming next month. But for Gilligan, this was a project that had been ruminating for a lot longer than a year and change.

Speaking to THR, the writer-director explained that he didn’t initially have plans for a sequel to his Emmy-winning series. Instead, it all came naturally, as his ending for the series led to thoughts about what might come next.

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“I didn’t really tell anybody about it, because I wasn’t sure I would ever do anything with it,” Gilligan said. “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.”

He continued, “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?'”

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Well, we still don’t know exactly what the film looks like, but from what we know, “El Camino” tells the story of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after he escaped imprisonment at the end of “Breaking Bad.” We don’t know exactly what follows, but we do know that at least 10 or so characters from the classic series are set to make their returns.

Gilligan admits that the film is really for the fans of the TV...
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