Vince Gilligan, the Breaking Bad creator and Better Call Saul co-creator, is prepping his next project, and it's expected to be a major departure from the crime-ridden world of his previous two shows. Deadline reported that the upcoming show is a wholly original idea that's already highly-anticipated by the eight or nine platforms in queue to hear his pitch.
According to Deadline, the untitled project comes from Sony Pictures TV where Gilligan has been under an overall deal for several years. Not much details have been revealed about Gilligan's upcoming project yet, but we already have an idea what it's going to be about, so keep on scrolling if you want to find out more.
What is Vince Gilligan's next show about?
It's reported that Gilligan's new project is described to be more like X-Files than Breaking Bad. However, don't expect it to be a sci-fi drama as it will reportedly harken back to Gilligan's tenure on X-Files. When Gilligan was a writer-producer on The X-Files, he was known for focusing more on the human condition in his episodes, which is something he is said to be aiming for in the upcoming project, “exploring similar themes of bending reality while holding a mirror to humanity.”
According to Deadline, the show is described as a "blended, grounded genre drama", and it's being compared to The Twilight Zone. The new show is expected to be set in our world while putting a tweak to it, focusing on humans and exploring their condition in "an unexpected, surprising way".
It's reported that the show will play over a couple of seasons with an overreaching story arc, but they haven't revealed how many episodes each season will have.
No additional plot details have been revealed, but we will update you here on Epicstream once we get the latest scoop.
Who's in the cast of Vince Gilligan's next show?
Of course, fans of Vince Gilligan's previous shows would love to see Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return with new roles in the upcoming project, but at this point, no cast announcements have been made yet.
Is there a release date for Vince Gilligan's next show?
According to the report, Gilligan has written material that is accompanying the pitch, giving buyers a sense of what the new show would look like. With that in mind, it's likely that the upcoming project is still on its early stages, and with no network confirmed yet, it's likely that we won't get a release date anytime soon, but we will update you here on Epicstream once we find out more details.