Better Call Saul may be over, but Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn aren't done working together.
Apple TV+ has given an untitled project from Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad creator Gilligan a two-season, straight-to-series order. Seehorn will star as the lead. No plot or character details are known yet, though it's rumored 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." Gilligan is reportedly taking a break from the world of drugs and crime.
"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?" said Gilligan. "It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her."
"And what nice symmetry to be reunited with Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht and Chris Parnell!" Gilligan continued. "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, long-time partners at Sony Pictures Television and I are excited to be in business with them."
The series finale of Better Call Saul aired last month. It was nominated for seven Emmys this year, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress nod for Seehorn.
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