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.