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Interestingly, the sources said that Netflix would have first-run rights for the movie, but that it would still air on AMC later. It is being written by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan, and given that AMC has United States streaming rights only, it is unclear where it will air in other areas of the world.
Neither Netflix nor AMC immediately responded to Mashable's request for comment.
In 2013, shortly before the series finale aired (and just after picking up an Emmy for Best Drama), Gilligan said, "Television has changed a lot in six years". Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will direct and executive produce the film alongside franchise collaborators Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. "Not only are we standing up here, I don't think our show would have even lasted beyond Season 2".
On the one hand, you would think that with Breaking Bad, it would be good to leave well enough alone, but Gilligan and his writers have proved themselves with the critically acclaimed spinoff Better Call Saul, and a movie sounds like a better way to continue Breaking Bad than a series. The streamer also gave one of its original film productions, Roma, a rare extended theatrical run; the film is now a front-runner for this month's Best Picture award at the Academy Awards.
In November, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston confirmed the movie was happening but said that he had seen a script. Details about the film are under wraps, but it will reportedly revolve around a kidnapping plot involving Pinkman, last seen driving to freedom following years of anguished service to meth kingpin Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston.