Neither Netflix nor AMC immediately responded to Mashable's request for comment. But Netflix and Breaking Bad have a long history together. Netflix really helped spur the growth of Breaking Bad's audience, so it's only fitting that they should get the feature-length film, but it's cool that AMC will also get to air the movie so that Breaking Bad comes home in a way.
A Breaking Bad movie sequel is reportedly coming to AMC and Netflix, and it will place a familiar character in the spotlight: Jesse Pinkman.
Netflix has come knocking for Breaking Bad. Even Gilligan himself acknowledged that when accepting the show's first Emmy for Best Drama.
We found out about Vince Gilligan's forthcoming Breaking Bad "sequel" movie back in November, and in the time since there's been much speculation as to what, exactly, that sequel would entail. "Not only are we standing up here [with the Emmy], I don't think our show would have even lasted beyond season two", he said.
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.
"I hear the script is being shot as a feature though it has not been determined yet how it will air, as a film or cut into episodes."
Paul's on-screen counterpart Bryan Cranston confirmed the existence of the movie previous year, but was circumspect on the chances of his teacher-turned-kingpin Walter White returning for a continuation of the story.
THR says this Breaking Bad movie will be written and possibly directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and that it will follow "a kidnapped man (Paul's Jesse) and his quest for freedom".
A fifth season of spin-off show, Better Call Saul, focusing on White's dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman, is set to air this year.