Netflix has revealed how many people watched El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie in its first week, with the numbers showing it’s been a popular addition to the platform.
The spinoff movie came as a surprise to many, who had not considered that such a project would be in the works. Premiering on Netflix on October 11, it focused on the journey of Jesse Pinkman for the most part. A week later, the streaming provider revealed that the movie has had over 25 million viewers.
The original Breaking Bad series aired between 2008 and 2013, over five seasons. It was a runaway success with audiences, and led to prequel spinoff series Better Call Saul. While the original and spinoff were with AMC, El Camino went straight to Netflix. The media giant has now reported that 25, 734, 392 households have chosen to view Jesse Pinkman’s journey.
When Breaking Bad’s final season came out, the ratings showed an average of 4.32 million to start with. Meanwhile, Better Call Saul had 1.5 million viewers per episode on average in season 4. In other words, the stats for El Camino are well above average.
The movie follows Jesse Pinkman’s journey to redemption after escaping from captivity. It was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston – who played Walter White – has stated he is willing to appear in Better Call Saul, which is set to return to AMC for season five in 2020.
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