Matt Jones to Return as Badger in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Breaking Bad co-star Matt Jones is set to reprise his role of Brandon Mayhew aka Badger for the upcoming El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Jones appeared in a number of episodes for the series across its five seasons, even appearing in the series finale alongside Charles Baker’s Skinny Pete (who is also confirmed to appear in the film).
Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is described as follows: “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” Emmy winner Aaron Paul will reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman for the film, calling it “a chapter of Breaking Bad” that he didn’t realize he wanted.
The Emmy Award-winning series aired on AMC before seasons were later made available on Netflix. Vince Gilligan credited the streamer for its contribution to the show’s success in his 2013 Emmy acceptance speech, saying that he thinks Netflix helped keep the show on the air.
AMC’s Breaking Bad ended its critically acclaimed five-season run with a finale that brought in a series record 10.3 million viewers. It was followed by the prequel series Better Call Saul, focused on Bob Odenkirk’s small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, which just got renewed for a fifth season.
The film will be available for streaming on October 11, exclusively on Netflix.