Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn will reunite in a new project for Apple TV+. The two will be working on a new series that already has a confirmed two seasons.
After the success of the crime and drug dramas Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Gilligan is about to make something new. But knowing how private the famed writer is when it comes to his TV projects, nothing is much known about it yet.
The Making of Gilligan’s New Series
In a report made by Deadline, Gilligan will serve as the showrunner and executive producer of his new series under his High Bridge Productions.
Former Sony Pictures TV president, who oversaw the project before he left his executive post, will also executive produce the show with Diane Mercer. Jenn Carroll will also produce the series for High Bridge.
After delivering two of the most critically-acclaimed TV series, about eight to nine networks and platforms reportedly waited to hear and read the show’s script.
There was also a bidding war to acquire the project, with a budget of about $13.5 to $15 million per episode.
Sure, it’s relatively high for a drama, but it’s not as pricy as LOTR: The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon, which have a $20-million budget per episode.
Despite the competition, Apple TV+ won the show, thanks to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht’s longstanding relationship with Gilligan.
Vince Gilligan on His New Project with Rhea Seehorn
Gilligan talked about his new project, taking a break from doing antihero shows.
“After 15 years, I figured it was time to take a break from writing antiheroes… and who’s more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn?” he told Deadline. “It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her.”
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He’s also thankful to be reunited with Amburg and Erlicht, the first two people who said yes to Breaking Bad.
“They’ve built a great team at Apple, and my wonderful, longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television and I are excited to be in business with them,” he added.
The New Vince Gilligan Show Details
As it has been Gilligan’s trademark not to talk about his projects, Deadline previously reported that his new show would be different from Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.
It will reportedly be set in the present timeline with a little tweak, “bending the reality, focusing on people, and exploring the human condition” in an unexpected manner.
Though it will be thought-provoking, it will not be a morality tale. Of course, it will carry Gilligan’s signature tone with a mix of drama and humor.
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