Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn reunites with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan for an upcoming collection, ordered for 2 seasons by Apple TV+.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan’s new collection has landed a two-season order on Apple TV+, with Better Call Saul actor Rhea Seehorn set to star.
As reported by Deadline, the streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to the presently untitled present. Apple gained a bidding battle for the collection towards eight to 9 different networks and streamers, together with Prime Video and AMC, the community of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The upcoming collection is reportedly set to have a funds of upwards of $15 million per episode, making it Gilligan’s most costly collection by far. Along with returning to his function as showrunner after stepping down from the function for Better Call Saul, Gilligan will govt produce the collection alongside Jeff Frost and Saul alum Diane Mercer. Jenn Carroll may even produce the collection via Gilligan’s High Bridge Productions.
Something New From Gilligan
The collection, which has reportedly been in comparison with The Twilight Zone, marks the second collaboration between Gilligan and Seehorn. “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? It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her,” Gilligan mentioned concerning the Emmy-nominated actor. “And what nice symmetry to be reunited with Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht and Chris Parnell! Jamie and Zack were the first two people to say yes to Breaking Bad all those years ago. 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.”
Described as being “thought-provoking but not a morality tale,” Gilligan’s upcoming collection is anticipated to be a departure from the crime-ridden world of Albuquerque totally explored all through his earlier two collection. Instead, the present can be set in a “tweaked” model of “our world,” with a “bending reality” that explores its characters “in an unexpected, surprising way.” Remaining intact is Gillian’s signature mix of dramatic and comedic tones.
While the collection will probably occupy nearly all of Gilligan’s skilled time for the foreseeable future, the showrunner has admitted that he could return to the Breaking Bad universe sometime. “I can definitely imagine revisiting it. Selfishly, I’d like to do so, to keep this thing going,” Gilligan mentioned in August. “I could do more with this universe. And maybe someday I will, especially if I fail at everything that comes next. Then I’ll come crawling back.”
The untitled Vince Gilligan challenge has no present date for its launch on Apple TV+. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are each obtainable to stream now on Netflix.