Vince Gilligan’s next project will be heading to Apple TV+, and he’ll be teaming up with Rhea Seehorn, who played Kim Wexler throughout all six seasons of Better Call Saul, co-created by Gilligan. The untitled project, considered a blended, grounded genre drama, courtesy of a report from Deadline, has already been green-lit for a two-series order from Apple TV+.
Gilligan, the creative mind behind Breaking Bad and co-creator of Better Call Saul with Peter Gould, will serve as showrunner and executive producer (through High Bridge Productions) on the project – in a partnership with Sony Pictures Television. Diane Mercer and Jeff Frost, the former president for Sony Pictures TV, will serve in executive producer roles alongside Gilligan.
Following the conclusion to the Breaking Bad universe, Gilligan’s new project remains a secret but shares similarities to The Twilight Zone, set in the modern world. The series will focus on the human condition and offer a unique twist on the subject. In a reaction to the announcement on social media, Seehorn tweeted that she was “over the moon excited” about the new series with Gilligan.
I am OVER THE MOON excited about this!!!!
Words cannot express.
My heart is exploding! https://t.co/rnqGSO1AvU
— Rhea Seehorn (@rheaseehorn) September 22, 2022
“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? It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her,” Gilligan says in a statement. He described it as a “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, longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television and I are excited to be in business with them.” Gilligan continued. Bob Odenkirk, who starred alongside Seehorn in Better Call Saul, praised the news via his Twitter account.