exclusive: The biggest TV project to hit the market in a long time has earned a major commitment to a series. Apple TV + got the latest software from Too bad Creator and The best of Saul on demand Content Builder Vince Gilliganwhich has The best of Saul on demand star Rhea Seehorn Attached to play fore. The unnamed project, described as a blended genre drama, received a direct order for two seasons of the series.
From Gilligan’s longtime studio, Sony Pictures Television, the new series marks Gilligan’s follow-up to critical events and back-to-back ratings. Too bad and prequel The best of Saul on demand. It also marks Gilligan’s second collaboration with The best of Saul on demand Starring Seehorn, who received a 2022 Emmy Award nomination for her performance on the show.
Gilligan will serve as show director and executive producer through High Bridge Productions. Former Sony Pictures TV president Jeff Frost, who oversaw the project before he recently stepped down from his executive role, will also be executive producing, alongside Diane Mercer. Jane Carroll is producing for High Bridge.
as a deadline I mentioned exclusively In the past month, there has been a lot of anticipation for Gilligan’s release, with at least 8-9 networks and platforms lined up to hear him and read his text. There have been multiple bidding rounds for the project, which I heard was seeking a serial order and budget close to $13.5 million – $15 million an episode – at the high end for a premium drama with significant genre elements but not jaw-dropping – dropping a $20 million plus set To loop for shows like Lutre: Rings of StrengthAnd the Dragon House or Now on the shelves Dimond.
Apple TV +, which showed great enthusiasm for the project and pursued it vigorously, was considered a strong contender from the start due to the long relationship between Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht and Gilligan. As the heads of Sony Pictures Television, Van Amburgh and Ehrlicht both led and sold Too bad And the The best of Saul on demand. At Apple TV+, Gilligan will also meet with former SPT Studios co-chairman Chris Parnell, now a senior executive of broadcast TV programming. (Other outlets I heard were competing on the series included Amazon and Breaking Bad/Best Calling Saul AMC Network.)
“After 15 years, I thought it was time to take a break from writing anti-heroes…and who’s more heroic than the great Rhea Seehorn? It’s been so long since she’s had her own show, and I feel so lucky to work with her,” Gilligan said. “And what a beautiful harmony to meet again with Zach Van Amburgh, Jimmy Ehrlicht and Chris Parnell! Jimmy and Zack were the first two people to agree to that Too bad All those years ago. They have built an amazing team at Apple, my great longtime partners at Sony Pictures Television and I’m excited to work with them.”
As usual, Gilligan will not reveal details about the introduction to his show.
As Deadline mentioned earlier, the show is believed to be a departure from the world of drugs and crime in which he explored Too bad And the The best of Saul on demandwhose The series finale aired last month.
Compared to Twilight Zone The new series is said to be set in our world with a twist, focusing on reality, focusing on people and exploring the human condition in an unexpected and surprising way. Thought provoking but not a moral tale, the series is expected to carry Gilligan’s signature tone that infuses drama with humor.
One of the most famous television creators of his generation, Gilligan created and executive produced AMC Too bad, which won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. He is the co-creator/executive producer, along with Peter Gould, of Too bad prefix Saul’s best on call, Which was also a Juggernaut, with 46 Emmy nominations to date, seven of them this year, including for Outstanding Drama Series. Gilligan also received several Emmy Award nominations for his work X . files. He was represented by CAA and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka.
In addition to Saul’s best on call, Seehorn . credits include Veep, things heard and seen, And movies to be released soon linoleum And the Werm. Seehorn was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Actress in a Digital Series Short for bar cooper, Operated and produced by exec. It is represented by Untitled Entertainment and UTA.
Modernization: Rhea Seehorn, her The best of Saul on demand Bob Odenkirk and Chris Parnell responded to the announcement of the deal with Apple TV+.
I’m more excited than the moon for this!!!!
Words cannot express.
My heart is exploding! https://t.co/rnqGSO1AvU
– Rhea Seehorn (@rheaseehorn) September 22 2022
Oh my gosh, that would be so cool!! All the best! Vince Gilligan’s Next Series Starring Rhea Seehornland on Apple TV + – Deadline https://t.co/KFFiQx0W9Q
– Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) September 22 2022
– Chris Parnell (@ChrisFParnell) September 22 2022