Better Call star Saul Rhea Seehorn will join Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan for a new show on Apple TV+. Seehorn and Gilligan have previously collaborated on the Breaking Bad Better Call Saul prequel series, which Gilligan co-created with Peter Gould. After the success of Gilligan’s Breaking Bad, which ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, audiences were thrilled to learn that Gilligan was returning to that universe with a series centered around fan-favorite character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Seehorn’s character Kim Wexler, who ends up marrying a crooked lawyer, becomes a standout character in the series thanks to her heartwarming storyline and impressive performances.

Better Call Saul enjoys a six-season run, finally ending earlier this fall with a perfect ending that gives the characters and universe of Breaking Bad a satisfying salute. Due to the praise of the finale, fans have been wondering about Gilligan’s next move, with some hope for another Breaking Bad spinoff. Although Gilligan has made it clear that he has no plans to revisit the Breaking Bad universe anytime soon, fans will be pleased to know 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 on a new series, which has been described as a “mixed, down-to-earth drama”. Gilligan described the project as “a break from writing anti-heroes,” suggesting that the Seehorn character would be more heroic than the previous main character. See what Gilligan has to say about the project below:

“After 15 years, I think it’s time to stop writing anti-heroes… and who is more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn? It’s been a long time since he’s had his show and I feel lucky to be working with him on the show. And what a beautiful symmetry to find Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, and Chris Parnell! Jamie and Zack were the first two people to say yes to Breaking Bad years ago. They have built a great team at Apple and my wonderful longtime partner at Sony Pictures Television and I am thrilled to be working with them.”

Gilligan’s new drama has received orders for two seasons from Apple TV+, which is an encouraging compliment to the burgeoning series. The mention of the series’ mixed and ingrained nature makes sense given Gilligan’s past projects, which have been praised for their fluidity and realism. While Gilligan doesn’t reveal much about the nature of the project itself, mentioning it as a “genre drama” might suggest that Gilligan is about to make another foray into crime. However, given his desire to break the mold and move away from his previous works with more heroic characters, it’s possible the series will move into a new genre for Gilligan. Based on Gilligan’s comments, Seehorn is the perfect choice to lead, as he makes Saul’s moral compass, Kim, impossible not to support, even as he sinks into his own pattern.

Seehorn’s willingness to collaborate with Gilligan once again demonstrates the positive environment he creates in his project. Many of Gilligan’s past protagonists have expressed a desire to work with producers once again, with Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito and Odenkirk returning for Better Call Saul along with several season six cameos from other Breaking Bad actors. After so long in the same universe, Gilligan is exciting to take a new step in his career, and it’s even more exciting for Seehorn to go with him. Hopefully more information about the series will come out soon, even though Gilligan is famously reserved for his show.

Source: Deadline

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