New Vince Gilligan series: Rhea Seehorn has been cast in the lead role

Last month it was announced that Sony Pictures TV had given a two-season order for a new series from Better call Saul and Breaking Bad creates Vince Gilligan – a series that has been described as a “blended, grounded genre drama” along the lines of the classic Rod Serling show The Twilight Zone. Now The Hollywood Reporter has brought the news that Gilligan’s Better call Saul cast member Rhea Seehorn is following him over to the new show and has signed on to star. This untitled series will be released via Apple TV+.

Former Sony Pictures TV presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht gave the green light Breaking Bad and Better call Saul when they were at Sony, they are now the leaders of Apple’s streaming portfolio. The former co-president of Sony Pictures TV Studios, Chris Parnell, is now also at Apple, working as senior head of television programming.

Details about Gilligan’s new show are being closely guarded, so we don’t have any information on exactly how it compares The Twilight Zone. Details about the character Seehorn will play have also not been revealed.

Gilligan made the following statement:After 15 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 be starting it with her. 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 say yes 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.

Seehorn’s Better call Saul Co-star Bob Odenkirk would probably agree that she’s heroic, since she and co-star Patrick Fabian helped him while he suffered a heart attack on set last year.

Whatever this show ends up being called, Gilligan will serve as showrunner on it and will also executive produce it through his company High Bridge Productions. Jeff Frost and Diane Mercer are also executive producing, while High Bridge’s Jenn Carroll is producing.

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