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New Vince Gilligan series to star Rhea Seehorn, 2 season deal made with Apple TV+


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The biggest TV project to hit the marketplace in quite a while has landed with a big series commitment. Apple TV+ has nabbed the latest show from Breaking Bad creator and Better Call Saul co-creator Vince Gilligan, which has Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn attached to play the lead. The untitled project, described as a blended, grounded genre drama, has received a two-season straight-to-series order from the streamer.

 

As Deadline reported exclusively last month, there was a lot of anticipation for Gilligan’s pitch, with at least 8-9 networks and platforms lined up to hear it and read his script. There were multiple rounds of bidding for the project, which I hear was seeking a series order and a budget in the vicinity of $13.5 million-$15 million an episode — on the high end for a premium drama with significant genre elements but not in the jaw-dropping $20M-plus-an-episode range for shows like LOTR: The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon or the now-shelved Demimonde.

 

“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,” said Gilligan. “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, longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television and I are excited to be in business with them.”

 

Per usual, Gilligan would not divulge details about the premise of his show.

 

As Deadline previously reported, the show is believed to be a departure from the world of drugs and crime he explored in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, whose series finale aired last month.

 

Compared to The Twilight Zone, the new series is said to be set in our world while putting a tweak on it, bending reality and focusing on people and exploring the human condition in an unexpected, surprising way. Thought-provoking but not a morality tale, the series also is expected to carry the signature Gilligan tone that infuses drama with humor.

Source: https://deadline.com/2022/09/vince-gilligan-next-series-rhea-seehorn-star-apple-tv-plus-two-season-order-1235124488/

 

This is huge, so happy for Rhea. :jonnycat:

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oh wow $15 million budget per episode

'Twilight Zone' like

by Vince Giligan

and queen Rhea as the hero

 

count me in :jonny5:

vince did write 30+ episodes of 'X Files'.

are we about to see horror/Sci fi greatness make a comeback. yes please

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It’s what Queen Rhea deserves! 

3 minutes ago, Eóghan said:

vince did write 30+ episodes of 'X Files'.

are we about to see horror/Sci fi greatness make a comeback. yes please

Wait I didn’t know this. :jonnycat: 

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