El Camino racks up all the views on Netflix
Apparently, people still love Breaking Bad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, El Camino: a Breaking Bad Movie, averaged over 6.5 million viewers during its first three days of release. Around 40 percent of viewers watched the direct-to-Netflix feature on day one. And keep in mind that those numbers only consider TV viewers and not audience members streaming via other devices such as cell phones. In other words, Vince Gilligan needs to get working on that Walter Jr. movie.
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.”
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 is available for streaming on Netflix as well as showing in select theaters.