Vince Gilligan’s next TV project has been picked up by Apple TV+, which has given the Breaking Bad creator a two-season direct order. Deadline was the first to report.
The untitled project, a “mixed and grounded genre drama” will reunite Gilligan with Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn, who will star in the series. Variety further reports that Jeff Frost, Diane Mercer and Jenn Caroll will be teaming up with Gilligan as part of his overall deal with Sony.
Although plot details on the show were minimal, last month it emerged that the show would not be set in the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe and would be a sci-fi show. drop down in a new location. “It focuses more on someone who has issues, rough patches, but is basically trying to be heroic,” Gilligan said during a recent appearance on the Rich Eisen show. Gilligan also added that the show is “more allegorical”.
Sony Pictures TV paid Gilligan $10 million or more to stay in the business after the success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
As for further spinoffs from the Breaking Bad universe, Gilligan said he has a “never say never” attitude, but right now he doesn’t have “a spark of plans” to do anything else. thing with the world of Breaking Bad.
However, Gilligan joked that he might return to the Breaking Bad universe “If I get my ass screwed with this new show.”
Breaking Bad ended its five-season run in 2013, followed by Better Call Saul which came to an end after six seasons in August.
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