A Breaking Bad Pop-Up Is Coming to LA as Follow-Up Movie El Camino Hits Netflix – Adweek
The acclaimed television series Breaking Bad is set in Albuquerque, N.M, but, beginning next week, fans will be able to step into the show in L.A.
On Oct. 16, less than a week after Friday’s premiere of the anticipated Breaking Bad follow-up movie, El Camino, on Netflix, an interactive Breaking Bad pop-up is slated to open in West Hollywood. Called “The Breaking Bad Experience,” it will include set recreations from the show’s five seasons along with a themed bar and snacks, including make-it-yourself cocktails.
Servers will deliver food to attendees wearing hazmat suits, which were often worn by the characters Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as they made crystal meth.
Tickets cost $30 and will include one drink item and one food item, and visitors will be able to spend up to 90 minutes inside. It will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. through the end of the year.
The pop-up is being spearheaded by the same events team that created the 2016 Saved by the Bell restaurant pop-up experience “Saved by the Max.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the world of Breaking Bad to life,” Derek Berry, one of the pop-up’s partners, wrote in a statement. “We are always looking to further elevate the nostalgic pop-up experience into something both foodies and show fans will love. So, when the timing aligned for this to become our next concept, we saw an opportunity to cook up our most immersive experience yet.”
In a statement, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan—who wrote and directed El Camino—wrote that the experience would give longtime fans “the chance to experience Walt’s world firsthand.”
Breaking Bad, which followed the descent of chemistry teacher Walter White into the meth drug trade underworld, has grown into a lucrative television franchise since its finale aired in 2013 on AMC. A prequel series, Better Call Saul, debuted on AMC in 2015, with Season 5 scheduled to debut next year.
Now El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which follows Jesse Pinkman after the events of Breaking Bad’s finale, premieres Friday on Netflix and in select theaters. The film will also air on AMC early next year.
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