Better Call Saul Star reuniting with Breaking Bad creator for new show

Published : 23 Sep 2022 09:16 PM

Vince Gilligan, who created Breaking Bad and co-created Better Call Saul, will reunite with the latter's leading lady, Rhea Seehorn, for a new series.

Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn will join forces with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan for a new show on Apple TV+. Seehorn and Gilligan previously collaborated on Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, which Gilligan co-created alongside Peter Gould. After the success of Gilligan's Breaking Bad, which ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, audiences were elated to hear that Gilligan would return to that universe with a series centered on fan-favorite character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Seehorn's character Kim Wexler, who eventually married the shady lawyer, became a standout in the series due to her moving storyline and impressive performances.

Better Call Saul enjoyed a six season run, finally wrapping earlier this fall with a pitch-perfect finale that offered the character and the Breaking Bad universe a satisfying send-off. Due to the acclaim achieved by the finale, fans have wondered about Gilligan's next move, with some voicing hopes for another Breaking Bad spin-off. Though Gilligan has made it clear that he has no plans to revisit the Breaking Bad universe anytime soon, fans will be thrilled to hear that his time in the television industry is far from over, and his next project will feature a familiar face.

Deadline reports that Gilligan and Seehorn have teamed up for a new series, which has been described as a "blended, grounded genre drama." Gilligan describes the project as his "break from writing antiheroes," hinting that Seehorn's character will be more staunchly heroic than his past lead characters. See what Gilligan has to say about the project below:

“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. 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.”