El Camino serves as an epilogue for Breaking Bad, but the scene that brings together Jesse Pinkman and Walter White had to be lightning-fast, including inviting actor Bryan Cranston and all the recording and production.
The actor was invited while in the middle of a performance at Brodway, being invited to travel by private jet, hiding from prying eyes, signing a confidentiality agreement among other things. Director Vince Gilligan explains:
‘Our producers rented a jet to bring Bryan Cranston. He had only 36 hours to do everything right in the middle of his Brodway performance. And he did it. He said: I can do it. He arrived at Albuquerque airport, came by car and we drove him to a rented house. We recorded everything with people covering the place with umbrellas. You see a desert through the window, but it was all digitally added after recording. The royal window had a large parking lot. '