‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Confirms Walter White’s Fate At End of Series

Spoiler Alert!

Walter White
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Walter White is dead. We know that, right? Or at least we were pretty sure of it when Breaking Bad ended its run in such spectacular fashion in 2013. With the coming of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, however, fans have begun to hope maybe Walt (Bryan Cranston) met a different fate somehow.

Series—and movie—creator Vince Gilligan is here to throw some cold water on that idea before you pull El Camino up on Netflix hoping to catch sight of a little more Heisenberg.

Gilligan gave an interview to journalist Rich Eisen about El Camino (which you should definitely watch above) and put the mystery to bed once and for all. Walter White is gone.

“Yeah, I’m gonna give you that one, Rich,” Gilligan said, “because I love you so much. Yes, Walter White is dead. Yes.” 

Asked if Bryan Cranston might show up in El Camino, which tells the story of Jesse Pinkman’s (Aaron Paul) life seeking some kind of redemption after the series finale, Gilligan didn’t actually answer the question, just sort of looked shifty. 

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.”

So there is at least a chance we’ll get to see Cranston in action one more time as the Albuquerque drug lord in some kind of flashback scene.

We’ll know for sure very soon—El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie starts streaming on Netflix October 11.