CAN JESSE ESCAPE?
“BREAKING BAD” SEQUEL TO FEATURE CHARACTER RETURNS
A while back AMC had commissioned Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to develop a film that would effectively end the Breaking Bad world. Despite the main protagonist/antagonist Walter White dying in the finale, Jesse was left without closure; only being seen escaping his prison cell after the Neo-Nazis were killed. Initially, this new film would focus on Jesse’s “escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale”, but it looks like Jesse will have to escape his past relationships as well.
A new cast list has been leaked, revealing some of the actors that will be involved in the sequel (still called Greenbrier). Some of these characters are still alive by the end of the series to be involved, with quite a few actually having died or distanced themselves from Jesse well before the finale. Take a look:
“The cast of Greenbrier includes several key Breaking Bad players, including Jonathan Banks (Mike), Jesse Plemons (Todd), Charles Baker (Skinny Pete), Matt Jones (Badger), Robert Forster (Ed, aka The Disappearer), Tess Harper (Mrs. Pinkman), and Kevin Rankin (Kenny).”
This is already a huge reveal considering majority of these characters were not heavily featured in the last two seasons, but Gilligan’s real shocker comes in the form of Krysten Ritter and Bryan Cranston. Yes, Jane and Walter White himself will appear in the film. Considering these two died and had major influences on Jesse’s life it seems that they will only return as flashbacks or “ghosts” that will haunt Jesse as he tries to recover what’s left of his life. While the entire film may be comprised of flashbacks or ghosts, the appearance of Robert Forster (Ed) does reveal that Jesse will try to make himself disappear in the present.
There’s no official release date scheduled for Greenbrier, but it’s already shaping up to be a hell of a ride. Is it too much to hope that maybe Jesse becomes a kingpin in his own right? Or is there some innocence left for him to not be so jaded?