More than a month later Better call Saul finished its six-season run, award-winning creator Vince Gilligan has already found his next big TV project. This project will reunite him with Emmy nominee Rhea Seehorn, who is currently attached to star. Deadline reports that Apple TV+ has officially given a two-season direct-to-series order to Gilligan’s untitled series, which is being described as a “blended, grounded genre drama.”
“After fifteen years, I thought it was time to take a break from writing anti-heroes … and who is more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn? It’s been a long time since she had her own show and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her,” Gilligan said in a statement. “And what a lovely symmetry to be reunited with Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht and Chris Parnell! Jamie and Zack were the first two people to agree to Breaking Bad all those years ago. They’ve built a great team at Apple, and my wonderful, long-time partners at Sony Pictures Television, and I’m excited to be in business with them.”
According to the outlet’s sources, several networks and streamers were competing for Gilligan’s coveted project, which is reportedly going to cost around $13.5M-$15M per show. episode. However, Apple TV+ was the one to win because of their “huge enthusiasm” for the series from the very beginning. Further details about the project’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but it is reportedly being compared to The Twilight Zone.
The untitled drama will be produced by Gilligan, who will also serve as showrunner. Executive producers are Jeff Frost and Diane Mercer, with Jenn Carroll also set to produce. It is a production of Sony Pictures Television and High Bridge Productions.