Rumors of a Breaking Bad reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (February 27) as reports claimed that AMC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 28/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 12 years since Breaking Bad first aired?! (12 years, 1 month, 8 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Breaking Bad end?
When Breaking Bad came to an end after 6 years in September 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Skyler White (Anna Gunn) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Breaking Bad reunion disappoint people?
Breaking Bad aired from 2008-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Paul said he's not sure if Breaking Bad would work today. “I don't want to see old Jesse Pinkman,” he told a journalist (Paul turned 40 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Breaking Bad movie?
In a recent interview, David Costabile (who played Gale Boetticher between 2010 and 2011) said he can't imagine a Breaking Bad reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Mark Margolis (who played Héctor Salamanca between 2009 and 2011) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Breaking Bad movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Breaking Bad film, Bob Odenkirk stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Breaking Bad reboot?
Recasting Breaking Bad for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Breaking Bad reunion, a Breaking Bad movie, or a Breaking Bad reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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