Breaking Bad Creator Signs Multi-Year Deal with Sony TV

Vince Gilligan will join the studio that produced the hit AMC show

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Vince Gilligan

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan signed an eight-figure, multi-year deal at Sony Pictures Television, the same studio that produced the highly acclaimed AMC drama.

Gilligan told the Hollywood Reporter that his relationship with programming presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack VanAmburg, who bought Breaking Bad after the first pitch, is what really sold him on the deal.

“I’m pleased to continue my professional affiliation with these people who have become my friends,” Gilligan said. “I’m happy to dance with the gal that brung me, as we say in the (grammar-impaired) South.”

Gilligan is currently working on a spin-off of Breaking Bad starring Bob Odenkirk called You Better Call Saul and a CBS cop-drama called Battle Creek.

The deal with Sony is for TV only, though Gilligan has expressed interest in writing and directing feature films.

[Hollywood Reporter]

2 comments
heatherthorpe12
heatherthorpe12

Awesome! I will be watching both of these shows. I'd love to see a sequel to Breaking Bad! There is still so much Gilligan could take and go with from that story line.

therealdude
therealdude

I can't wait to watch anything this man creates. IMO, he is the very best in his field.