With Better Call Saul wrapping up its sixth and final season, many might be wondering what Vince Gilligan, the creator of the Breaking Bad universe, will do next. A report from Deadline reveals that Gilligan is developing a “totally original idea” similar to The Twilight Zone.
The report says that Gilligan will begin hosting the series in the coming weeks, and that as many as nine networks/platforms are lined up to take a look.
Whatever the show is, it will come from Sony Pictures TV, which is paying Gilligan $10 million or more to stay with the company after the success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
As for what the new show is, it won’t be set in the Breaking Bad universe, according to the report. Instead, it will be more like the kind of work Gilligan did on The X-Files years ago, according to the report. The new show will reportedly focus on “the human condition.”
Deadline went on to characterize Gilligan’s unannounced show as a “solid, blended drama” akin to The Twilight Zone. She will reportedly settle down on Earth as she “adjusts” in an “unexpected and surprising way.” The report said the show will also have Gilligan’s trademark drama and humor, and could be a multi-season show.
As for Better Call Saul, the series finale airs on Monday, August 15. In other news, Gilligan recently revealed that he had an idea for a Breaking Bad video game that could have been inspired by Grand Theft Auto, but it went nowhere.
Gilligan leaving the world of Breaking Bad wouldn’t come as a surprise, as she flatly said in 2019, “I don’t intend to do anything else [in the Breaking Bad universe] in this point.”
“She is an interesting golden wife who gives you success,” he added. “You want the success to continue, and the surest way, you believe, to do that is to keep mining the same vein of ore. Keep telling the same story. But I really think you’d better do something new next time.”
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