Apple TV+ has been given the chance to partner with as the newest production coming from Breaking Bad creator and Better Call Saul co-creator Vince Gilligan.
According to deadline.com, Rhea Seehorn, known to audiences for her role on Better Call Saul, will play the lead. The project doesn’t have a title yet, but has received a two-season order in the first instance.
The folks at Apple TV+ were extremely excited about the new idea, since Gilligan’s previous series have made history.
What Vince Gilligan had to say about his new project
“After 15 years, I thought it was time to take a break from portraying seemingly villains… and who’s more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn? It’s time for her to have her own show, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work on it with her,” Gilligan said.
“And what a beautiful symmetry… to be reunited with Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht and Chris Parnell! Jamie and Zack were the first two people to tell yes to Breaking Bad years ago. They’ve built a great team at Apple, and my wonderful longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television will be there as well. I’m very excited,” he added, according to the source.
As usual, Gilligan did not divulge details about the premise of his upcoming series. What is known, however, is that this time the focus will no longer be on drug trafficking, as it was with Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad.
As one of the best-known television creators of his generation, Gilligan executive produced AMC’s Breaking Bad, which won two Emmys for Best Drama Series, and co-produced the spinoff Better Call Saul, which has so far “snagged” 46 Emmy nominations, seven of them this year alone, including Best Drama Series. Gilligan has also received multiple Emmy nominations for The X-Files.