Vince Gilligan’s next TV project has been picked up by Apple TV+, which has given the Breaking Bad creator a two-season direct-to-series order. Deadline was the first to report.
The untitled project, a “grounded, blended genre drama” will re-team Gilligan with Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn, who will play the lead role in the series. Variety further reports that Jeff Frost, Diane Mercer and Jenn Caroll will team up with Gilligan on the show under her overall deal at Sony.
Although plot details for the show have been minimal, it has been revealed in the last month that the show will not be set in the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe, and will be a sci-fi show set in a new location. “It focuses more on someone who has some problems, some rough edges, but who is essentially trying to be heroic,” Gilligan said in 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 with the company after the success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
As for additional spin-offs from the Breaking Bad universe, Gilligan said he has a “never say never” attitude, but as of now, “has not a shred of plans” to do anything else with the world of Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad.
However, Gilligan joked that he might return to the Breaking Bad universe “if I get beat up on this new show.”
Breaking Bad concluded 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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