Breaking Bad creator reveals whether Walter White is dead or alive after finale

Vince Gilligan discusses cliffhanger ending ahead of release of 'Breaking Bad' film 'El Camino'

Clémence Michallon
New York
Tuesday 08 October 2019 17:52
Breaking Bad creator reveals whether Walter White is dead

Warning: the following story contains spoilers for the series finale of Breaking Bad.

The creator of Breaking Bad has finally clarified the fate of protagonist Walter White at the end of the acclaimed TV show.

White, portrayed by Bryan Cranston, is seen in the series finale “Felina” (which aired in September 2013) getting wounded by a machine gun before collapsing. He’s seen smiling, otherwise motionless, as an officer takes his pulse.

Whether White is dead or could be alive after this sequence has remained a topic of speculation and has found new relevance in the lead-up to the release of El Camino, a Netflix film that continues the show’s storyline.

Vince Gilligan, who created Breaking Bad and directed El Camino, finally clarified the issue six years after the show’s finale aired, in an episode of The Rich Eishen Show.

“Is Walter White dead?” Eisen asked.

“Yes. Walter White is dead,” Gilligan answered.

Asked whether Cranston is involved in El Camino despite his character’s death, Gilligan didn’t provide a clear answer.

El Camino, set after the events depicted in “Felina”, centres around the character of Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.

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