According to Deadline, Vince Gilligan is pitching his next series after Better Call Saul to eight or nine networks and platforms. The upcoming show has now found a home: It will be available on Apple TV+, which has already ordered two seasons.
Rhea Seehorn, who played Saul Goodman’s wife Kim Wexler in the Breaking Bad prequel, will star in the untitled project. “After fifteen years of writing antiheroes, I decided it was time to take a break… And who could be more heroic than Rhea Seehorn?” Gilligan said.
While no official details about the upcoming show have been released, previous reports claim it is unrelated to the Breaking Bad universe. According to Deadline, it will be set in our world but will bend reality as we know it, similar to The Twilight Zone.
As showrunner and executive producer, Gilligan will be heavily involved in the show’s creation. While the series will not be linked to Breaking Bad or its prequel, it will be included in Gilligan’s overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Gilligan stated in his statement that the upcoming project will reunite him with Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, and Chris Parnell. All three were co-presidents of Sony TV before leaving to work for Apple.
Van Amburg and Erlicht were hired by the tech giant in 2017 to help boost its TV ambitions by making them leaders of its video programming division. Gilligan described them as “the first two people to say yes to Breaking Bad all those years ago.”
However, his next project is still in its early stages now, so a release date may be delayed.