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Breaking Bad creator shuts down idea for a sequel series where Walt Jr becomes a drug lord

Stewart Perrie

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Breaking Bad creator shuts down idea for a sequel series where Walt Jr becomes a drug lord

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The Breaking Bad finale was one hell of an episode.

Walter White seemingly dies in Jack's meth lab as police surround the compound and Jesse Pinkman takes off in Todd's El Camino.

While we got to see how the show's main stars fared at the end of the epic six season series, there were big questions around the rest of the cast.

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Did Marie carry on with Hank's mineral collection? Did Skylar move out of Albuquerque? How is Walt Jr doing after everything that happened?

These are questions we will never get the answer to, unfortunately.

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

The show's creator Vince Gilligan admits that the universe he built in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is over...for now.

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However, that doesn't stop him thinking about what could happen in the future.

In an interview with Variety he said: "Every now and then I find myself thinking about those characters, daydreaming about what would have happened to them.

"Anna Gunn (Skylar) and RJ Mitte (Walt Jr.) are such wonderful people playing such interesting roles that I can’t help but want a happy ending for them."

He said that these characters' lives 'go on' and that he'd like to believe that 'things get better for them'.

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"I’d hate the thought of Walt Jr. following in Walt’s footsteps in the crime business," Gilligan added.

"That’s probably the kind of thing somebody will pitch 10 or 15 years from now — Walter Jr. as an Albuquerque crime lord succeeding where his father failed.

"I could pretty much guarantee right now that I have no interest in seeing that happen."

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC
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Vince reckons that would be a 'sad tribute to the show' because there probably isn't enough originality to create an entirely new show.

While he likes to imagine a possibility of exploring what the characters are up to, it pretty much stops at daydreaming.

To be honest, it would probably be a pretty cool show to see Walt Jr take on his dad's enemies and rise to an even bigger level.

Gilligan said the only attractive thing about the Walt Jr spinoff 'is working with RJ Mitte again because he’s a wonderful actor and sweet guy'.

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"But that would be depressing as hell. That would be the wrong lesson from the show, if there are any lessons at all to be gleaned from it," he added.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV

Stewart Perrie
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