Following the success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Apple TV+ has acquired the rights to creator Vince Gilligan’s next TV series, giving it a direct series order for two seasons. Additionally, Gilligan has cast Sauls Rhea Seehorn to direct his next show.
As reported by DeadlineGilligan’s next show will be a “mixed, grounded genre drama” previously described as something closer to The Twilight Zone then Southwest are crime dramas.
Seehorn, who played attorney Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul, has been cast as the lead in Gilligan’s self-titled series. Gilligan will also act as showrunner and executive producer of the show.
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Gilligan’s sequel to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul was highly anticipated according to Deadline with 8-9 networks lining up to hear the pitch. The series will be on a high budget and contain “significant genre elements”, although Gilligan did not share details about the project.
He did reveal that Seehorn will play a traditional hero. “After 15 years, I felt it was time to take a break from writing antiheroes…and who could be more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn?” says Gilligan. “It’s been a long time since she had her own show, and I feel privileged to work with her on it.”
Seehorn deserved a Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul, a top lawyer who eventually becomes entangled with Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, which will change both their lives forever.
You can learn more about her fate during the show in our Better Call Saul Final Review. No other details about Gilligan’s show regarding premise or release window have been announced.
Matt TM Kim is the news editor of IGN. You can reach him @lasoftd.
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