It was reported early last month that co-showrunner Gilligan was out amongst the networks and streamers pitching his latest project – described as a “blended, grounded genre drama” – and now Deadline confirms it’s found a home and a star in Seehorn (who played Kim Wexler across six seasons of Saul).
Two seasons have been ordered by Apple TV+, which is both a giant leap of faith and a potentially telling sign of quality to come.
Gilligan, who masterminded Breaking Bad too, will take audiences into a world that explores the human condition in an “unexpected” way, but don’t hold your breath for any drug lord shenanigans, because his new series is said to be angled more towards The X Files.
He’ll act as showrunner and executive producer.
“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 said.
“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.”
We can already feel the buzz around this one.
Better Call Saul is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix.