Vince Gilligan Prepping New Series As ‘Better Call Saul’ Nears End

With Better Call Saul coming to an end soon, series creator Vince Gilligan is already looking ahead to his next big TV project.

Per Deadline, Gilligan already has ideas for a new original series and there’s a lot of anticipation for his upcoming pitch, which is expected to happen in a few weeks with at least 8 networks and streaming platforms lined up to hear it.

The interest in the project makes sense, as Gilligan’s track record speaks for itself. Having had success as a writer/producer on The X-Files, he went on to create Breaking Bad – one of the most acclaimed shows of all time – and then prequel Better Call Saul, which has been equally praised. Networks and streamers know that fans will be salivating to see what Gilligan puts out next.

Although we don’t know much about the project at this time, Deadline reports that it will likely be a departure from the world of crime and drugs Gilligan explored in his last two shows. Described as a blended, grounded genre drama, the new series is being compared to The Twilight Zone and Gilligan’s work on The X-Files.

But Deadline says not to expect a sci-fi drama; when he worked on The X-Files, Gilligan was known for focusing more on the human condition in his episodes, and that may be the case here, exploring similar themes of bending reality while holding a mirror to humanity.

Gilligan has reportedly written material that will accompany his pitch, and the project is envisioned to play out with an overarching story arc over a few seasons.

Whatever the show is, it will be fought over by networks and streaming services tooth and nail. Those companies all know that simply marketing a show with something like “from the creator of Breaking Bad” is enough to draw in a big audience, and the anticipation of fans would likely build most of the hype for them.

Expect to hear more concrete details about the show over the next few weeks. It will be very interesting to see where the series eventually ends up, and at what pricetag.


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