In the latest entry of our ongoing series, Screen Rant's Ryan George reveals what (probably) happened in the pitch meeting for AMC's hit crime thriller series Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad ran for what many fans would call a perfect five seasons, chronicling Walter White's rise through the ranks of the Albuquerque meth business and his eventual downfall. The high school chemistry teacher was diagnosed with cancer when he had a second baby on the way and, knowing that he couldn't hope to pay for his medical bills and a new baby on a teacher's salary, paired up with his old student Jesse Pinkman to try and make money by cooking meth.
Breaking Bad was so successful that it couldn't completely end after just five seasons. The prequel series Better Call Saul, which focuses on Walt's sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman before he met Walt, is set to premiere its fifth season next year, and Netflix will reveal what happened after the end of Breaking Bad in the soon-to-be-released El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
But before El Camino, before the massive meth set-up in the laundromat basement, and before the giant stack of bills hidden in a storage facility, there were just two guys making meth in an RV - and one of the guys wasn't wearing any pants. In our pitch meeting video, we take a look back at how Breaking Bad began, and also reflect on the fact that a lot of Walt's coolest moments don't sound very cool when you're just describing them.
Breaking Bad ended in 2013, and while Better Call Saul brought back characters like Saul and Mike, El Camino will mark the first time we've seen characters like Badger, Skinny Pete, and Old Joe since the original series' conclusion. Hopefully it will also answer some other questions, like whether or not poor Huell is still sitting around in that safe house, and why anyone would ever voluntarily drink chamomile tea with soy milk and Stevia.
For now, we do at least know one question that will be answered by El Camino. The trailer for the movie confirmed that yes, Walter White did die at the end of Breaking Bad. However, with Jesse's mind still in a fragile state after his months of torture and imprisonment by a white supremacist gang, there's a good chance that his old meth-cooking partner will come back to haunt him.