Here’s Everything We Know About the ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie, ‘El Camino’ (and We’ve Got a Brand-New Trailer)

Hold onto your Hazmat suits, because the Breaking Bad movie is arriving faster than you can say, "I am the danger."

Over the weekend, Netflix released the first trailer and revealed the premiere date of El Camino: The Breaking Bad Movie. In case you’ve been living under Los Pollos Hermanos, here’s the background: Back in November, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan was helming a two-hour project based on the TV series that first aired 11 years ago (we know, we can’t believe it either). Here, everything we know about the upcoming film.

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When Does The Movie Premiere?

Netflix dropped the highly anticipated trailer over the weekend, and announced the release date: October 11. Since it's a Friday, we know what our weekend plans will be... (hint: rewatching all of Breaking Bad before streaming the new movie). The movie will premiere on Netflix, and run for a second window on AMC.

Is There A Trailer?

Netflix also released the first trailer featuring a backup character from the series that we will probably be seeing much more of. In the new preview, a very battered-looking Skinny Pete is being interrogated by law enforcement about Jesse Pinkman's whereabouts, signaling that the plot will most likely revolve around Jesse on the run from the cops.

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What's The Movie's Title?

One possible title that was floated when news broke of the movie: Greenbrier, and it just so happens that the New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a project with the title of Greenbrier was slated to shoot in the region last year. But Netflix revealed the Breaking Bad movie title on Saturday, August 24: El Camino.

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Who's In The Cast?

Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Gilligan, the movie will feature Breaking Bad veterans Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Krysten Ritter (Jane Margolis), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), Jesse Plemons (Todd Alquist), Charles Baker (Skinny Pete), Matt Jones (Badger), Robert Forster (Ed, aka The Disappearer), Tess Harper (Mrs. Pinkman) and Kevin Rankin (Kenny).

Fans of the series know that (*spoiler alert*) Walter White won't be in the movie as a present-day character, so we're thinking Cranston probably appears in flashbacks.

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What's The Plot?

We know that the movie takes place after the events of the TV series and will follow Jesse after his dramatic escape from captivity (where he takes off in…you guessed it…an El Camino), according to Deadline.

One eagle-eyed Redditor also noticed that Netflix recently posted a short synopsis online: “Fugitive Jesse Pinkman runs from his captors, the law, and his past.”

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