After Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan will play the X-Files for Apple TV+
Vince Gilligan, the creator of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad returns with a new series for Apple TV+ carried by Rhea Seehorn.
After Breaking Bad, it was Better Call Saul's turn to bow out. With his two series, Vince Gilligan has forged a big reputation. He is indeed one of the only creators to have also united the public and the critics for the most part. And for good reason, the pathetic and then tragic misadventures of Jimmy McGill, now Saul Goodman, have just ended in a glorious funeral.
We learned last month that many industry players were at war to accommodate the next creation of the screenwriter, director and producer. Finally it's the apple platform that leaves with the coveted exclusivity. Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht's longtime relationship with Gilligan must have weighed in the balance. The two executives who now work for Apple TV+ had previously collaborated with the director on his previous crime dramas.
You don't change a winning team, as illustrated by the hiring of the headliner of this new series: Rhea Seehorn< /strong>. Indeed, she too has already had the opportunity to work with Gilligan by interpreting Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul. A significant role, which became season after season the emotional nave of the story, as well as a character adored by the spectators, whose dilemmas and impulses will have punctuated the destiny of Saul Goodman. A logical and coherent choice, as well as Gilligan, quoted in the columns of Deadline.
“After 15 years, I thought it was time to take a break from writing antiheroes…and who is more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn? It's high time she got her own series, and I feel lucky to be able to work on it with her. 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 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 thrilled to do business with them. »
For the moment we don't know more about the project except that it would be closer to what the author has already done in the X-Files series than in Breaking Bad. There is also mention of a scenario that would focus on the human condition, which some commentators across the Atlantic are already comparing to The Twilight Zoneor X-Files >. However, we still do not know the title of this imposing project, at most we know that Apple TV + and the master have signed up for two seasons.