The first teaser for the Gilligan’s spin-off sees Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) – the friend of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) interrogated by police about his escape from being kidnapped by an Aryan Brotherhood gang.
The drug runner refused to help police and detailed with horror at how Pinkman was abused and forced to cook meth while chained up in a ‘little cage’ before escaping in a stolen Chevrolet El Camino.
The movie is set to premiere on October 11 and will centre around Jesse, a meth cook/drug dealer.
‘I don’t know what to tell you. I’ve told you, like, 500 times already. I have no idea where he is. I don’t know where he’s headed either,’ Skinny Pete is heard saying.
‘North, South, West, East, Mexico, moon – I don’t have a clue. But yo, even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you because I’ve been watching the news same as everybody else.’
‘No way I’m helping you put Jesse Pinkman back into a cage.’
And speaking about the new role, Aaron told the New York Times recently that it was an honor to play the role.
‘I couldn’t speak for a good 30, 60 seconds,’ the three-time Emmy winner – turning 40 next Tuesday.
‘I was just lost in my thoughts. As the guy who played the guy, I was so happy that [creator Vince Gilligan] wanted to take me on this journey.’
It’s been six years since the Breaking Bad fifth season finale aired, and El Camino centers on Jesse ‘coming to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.’
‘It’s a chapter of Breaking Bad that I didn’t realize that I wanted,’ Paul said.
‘And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.’
When asked whether Bryan Cranston, Jonathan Banks, Krysten Ritter, and Jesse Plemons returned to Albuquerque to reprise their roles for flashbacks – Aaron gave a coy response.
‘All I can say, I think people will be really happy with what they see,’ the Golden Globe nominee teased.
In July, Aaron launched an artesanal Mexcal called Dos Hombres with the 63-year-old Oscar nominee, who played Jesse’s former science teacher Walter White (and eventual meth kingpin Heisenberg).
El Camino is hoping for the same success as Gilligan’s pre-quel spin-off Better Call Saul, which airs its fifth season next year on AMC.
Better Call Saul centers on Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) journey becoming ambulance-chasing lawyer Saul Goodman.