Breaking Bad fans rejoice as AMC will finally be airing El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Last year, in one of the biggest surprises in all of entertainment, series creator Vince Gilligan revealed that he had shot a follow-up movie to his beloved TV show that follows Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman after the events of the series finale. Now, the network that brought us Breaking Bad in the first place has set a premiere date for the movie, which will follow a five-week marathon.
Throughout five Sundays between January and February, AMC will air all five seasons of Breaking Bad, which will lead up to the network premiere of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Sunday, February 16. The marathon will be bookended by the highly-anticipated premiere of Better Call Saul season 5 the following week. Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks' Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, had this to say in a statement.
"The world of 'Breaking Bad' remains iconic and AMC is the destination for all of its brilliant stories, from the place where it all began, 'Breaking Bad,' to the gripping tale of Jesse Pinkman's continued journey in the feature film 'El Camino' and the next chapter of 'criminal' attorney Jimmy McGill's transformation in Better Call Saul's' upcoming fifth season. We are beyond proud to be the home for Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's incredible vision and are endlessly in awe of the insanely talented actors that bring the vision to life."
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie picks up in the wake of Jesse's dramatic escape from captivity and follows him as he must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. The movie was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, with Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Gilligan and Aaron Paul producing. It initially premiered on Netflix on October 11, with the movie also screening in a number of theaters across the country that same day.
Many consider Breaking Bad to be a near-perfect show. As such, there was some hesitation when the movie was first announced. Fans didn't want to see the ending of the series sullied in any way. Fortunately, Vince Gilligan knew what he was doing as the majority of critics and fans embraced Jesse's return. It currently holds a 91 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Breaking Bad debuted in 2008 and ran for five seasons, following Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a school teacher who turns into a notorious meth dealer after he's diagnosed with cancer. The show won 16 Emmys during its now-legendary run, including two for Outstanding Drama Series. Be sure to check out the full schedule for the marathon below. This news comes to us directly from AMC.
- Breaking Bad Marathon Schedule
- • Sunday, January 19
- Breaking Bad season one - 4:00 p.m. ET
- • Sunday, January 26
- Breaking Bad season two - 8:00 a.m. ET
- • Sunday, February 2
- Breaking Bad season three - 8:00 a.m. ET
- • Sunday, February 9
- Breaking Bad season four - 8:00 a.m. ET
- • Sunday, February 16
- Breaking Bad season five - 1:30 a.m. ET
- El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - 8:00 p.m. ET
- • Sunday, February 23
- Better Call Saul season five premiere - 10:00 p.m. ET
- • Monday, February 24
- Encore presentation of the Better Call Saul season five premiere - 7:45 p.m. ET
- Better Call Saul season five episode two - 9:00 p.m. ET