Vince Gilligan, creator of the drama "Breaking Bad," will direct a new series for Apple TV+

Vince Gilligan, creator of the drama "Breaking Bad," will direct a new series for Apple TV+
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One of the biggest TV projects on the market in recent times has found a home on Apple TV+ streaming. We're talking about a drama series from the creator of the cult show "Breaking Bad" and co-creator of the equally popular series "Better Call Saul" Vince Gilligan. The drama stars "Better Call Saul" star Ree Seahorn, who was nominated for an Emmy Award 2022 for her role in the Peter Gould series. The project, which doesn't have a title yet, was ordered to produce two seasons at once.
After 15 years, I decided it was time to take a break from writing anti-heroes... and who's more heroic than the brilliant Ree Seahorn? It was long overdue for her to get her own show, and I'm happy to be able to work on it with her," said Gilligan, noting that he would be happy to reunite with his longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television. As usual, Gilligan did not disclose details about the plot of his show.
Sony Pictures Television and Gilligan's High Bridge Productions will produce the new series. Gilligan will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with former Sony Pictures TV president Jeff Frost, who oversaw the project before he left office, and Diane Mercer.
Before Apple TV+ beat out competitors - at least eight or nine networks and platforms - in a fierce and aggressive battle, it was known that the estimated budget per episode would be $13 million to $15 million, which for a drama with genre elements is pretty significant, though it "falls short" of the $20-plus million needed to make shows like "Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power" and "Dragon House."
The new series is expected to steer away from crime and drugs, and its action will unfold albeit in our world, but with changes that distort reality, focusing on people and exploring the human condition in unexpected, surprising ways. Expected to be a thought-provoking but not morally narrative series, it will also take on Gilligan's signature tone, bringing humor to the drama.Vince Gilligan's Best Movies and Series
The Way: Breaking Bad. The Movie" (2019)
Better Call Saul (2015-2022)
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
Hancock" (2008)
The X-Files (1993-2002)