'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan casts Rhea Seehorn for new Apple series

By Jean Valjean September 23, 2022
Vince Gilligan reunites with the alum of 'Better Call Saul', Rhea Seehorn

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has been nabbed by Apple TV+ for its latest show, starring Better Call Saul alum Rhea Seehorn.

Through his High Bridge Productions, Vince Gilligan will serve as the showrunner and executive producer, and former Sony Pictures TV president Jeff Frost will also executive produce, along with Diane Mercer. Jenn Carroll is producing for High Bridge.

According to Deadline, the so far untitled project is a blended, grounded genre drama and has received a two-season straight-to-series order from Apple TV+.

The untitled project, described as a blended, grounded genre drama, has received a two-season  the streamer.

According to an exclusive report by Deadline, at least 8-9 networks and platforms were lined up to hear the script and bid for the project, whose pitch is around $13.5 million-$15 million an episode.

In an interview, Gilligan shared his excitement for his new venture and said, "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."

Gilligan has not divulged  any details about the show but he is believed to be taking a break from the world of crime and drugs in the series.