“Breaking Bad” co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul posted the same photo of two donkeys — or are those mules? — to Instagram and Twitter Tuesday afternoon with this caption: “Soon.”
Rabid fans noticed immediately — and demanded to know if the image had something to do with a much anticipated movie version of the TV show about a high school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing methamphetamine to secure his family’s future after he’s diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
“BREAKING BAD FILM YO YO YO,” one fan tweeted with unabashed excitement over the film adaptation of the series, which earned six Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes during its initial run from 2008-2013 on AMC.
The movie version was confirmed in November — but has been shrouded in much secrecy ever since. In February, however, it was announced that it will air on both Netflix and AMC.
For both networks to share the “Breaking Bad” followup seemed fitting, as the two outlets share equal credit for the cult success of the original series. Creator Vince Gilligan even acknowledged the streamer’s contribution in his acceptance speech for the series’ first best drama series Emmy win in 2013.
“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” Gilligan said as he accepted his Emmy. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season two. … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”
Fellow series producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, who continued working with Gilligan on the spinoff “Better Call Saul,” have also signed on for the feature reboot.
Cranston, a 2019 Tony winner for his performance in Broadway’s “Network,” has yet to confirm his participation in the film project — but a shared donkey pic with a fellow co-star surely stands for something, right?
Diehard fans sure seem to think so.
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