'Breaking Bad' fan favourite set to return for movie 'El Camino'

Ben Arnold
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Breaking Bad (Credit: AMC)

A firm fan favourite from Breaking Bad has been confirmed for the forthcoming movie project, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story.

Matt Jones, the hapless meth head and drug dealer Brandon ‘Badger’ Mayhew, will be back on board for the feature-length outing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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With his distinctive husky tones, Jones appeared in 12 episodes of Breaking Bad across five seasons, often with Charles Baker's Skinny Pete, who will also appear in El Camino.

Matt Jones as Badger in Breaking Bad (Credit: AMC)

In a teaser for the movie, released in August, Skinny Pete is the main attraction, as he explains to police that he won't be helping them find Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman, who has gone missing.

As yet, there's not a great deal to go on with regards to what Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is planning for the movie.

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Coming six years after the hit show concluded, and taking place after the events of seaons five, the synopsis explains 'In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future'.

That dramatic escape was when Jesse fled the neo-nazi compound he was being imprisoned in and forced to continue cooking up methamphetamine.

Bryan Cranston is thought to be involved in some capacity, likely some kind of flashback type sequence, but other than that, we're in the dark.

According to THR, the movie will air on Netflix on October 11.