Apple TV+ lands Vince Gilligan’s new TV project

Apple TV+ has scored one of the hottest TV packages of the year, landing Vince Gilligan’s new project via Deadline. Naturally, the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator’s new project was hotly contested, with Apple ultimately securing the series with a two-season pre-order.

Details of the unnamed project are of course being kept under wraps. So far it is described as a “grounded genre drama”. The series gets the main role of Better Call Saul, Rhea Seehorn.

The new show is not connected to the world of Breaking Bad and is expected to be a departure from the underworld of drugs and crime. Gilligan will serve as showrunner.

In a nice case of roundabout symmetry, Apple TV+ heads Zack van Vamburg and Jamie Erlicht have had a long relationship with Gilligan, having spearheaded the development of Breaking Bad back then during their stints at Sony Television.

The show will reunite Gilligan with Seehorn, who rose to prominence in her starring role as Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul. Seehorn was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in Better Call Saul’s final season.

Of course, the new Gilligan project is still in early development and likely won’t be ready to premiere on Apple TV+ for at least a year. When it does, it will join Apple’s growing catalog of premium original TV shows and movies.

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