AppleTV+ has grabbed Vince Gilligan’s next project, which is still untitled, and directly committed to producing two seasons. Previously, Gilligan pitched his idea to numerous TV stations and streaming services, who were then able to bid for it.
According to the industry magazine deadline Apple also gives him a budget of between $13.5 million and $15 million per episode – that’s a very high sum, moving in the range of the final (!) Season “Game Of Thrones”, which, however, required massive special effects for a fantasy world. But maybe Gilligan needs special effects this time too?
The new series is described as “a grounded drama project that mixes genre elements.” It’s supposed to be set in our world, but that’s given a twist and compared a bit to Twilight Zone. The human condition is to be explored in “unexpected, surprising ways” is one of the few pieces of information that can be elicited from Gilligan so far.
Much more is not known about the mysterious new series – with one exception: “Better Call SaulLeading actress Rhea Seehorn returns to star. This is also where there is a big departure from Gilligan’s famous recent two series successes. They focused on two criminals in drugmaker-turned-murderer Walter White and truth-twisting attorney Saul Goodman, but as Gilligan explained in a statement, “I figured after 15 years it was time to take a break from writing to take from anti-heroes”.
Rhea Seehorn’s character is such a heroine and it’s long overdue for the actress to get her own series. However, it is not yet known when this will appear.