Vince Gilligan has confirmed his first new project outside of the Breaking Bad Universe, BUT he’s bringing a familiar face with him!
AppleTV+ has given a two-season, straight-to-series order for a project from Saul and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn will play a lead role in the untitled series, which comes from Sony Pictures TV.
The series also marks a reunion between Gilligan and former Sony Pictures TV presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who greenlit Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul during their tenure at the studio and now head Apple’s streaming portfolio, and Chris Parnell, who left Sony for Apple in 2020.
“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?” Gilligan said. “It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her. 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, long-time partners at Sony Pictures Television and I are excited to be in business with them.”
Nothing is really known about the project but we have faith in the creative team and the sheer brilliance of Rhea Seehorn to salivate at the very thought of the show.