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‘Better Call Saul’ Star Rhea Seehorn to Reunite With Creator Vince Gilligan For Upcoming Apple TV+ Grounded Drama After Historic Emmy Snub

'Better Call Saul' Star Rhea Seehorn to Reunite With Creator Vince Gilligan For Upcoming Apple TV+ Grounded Drama After Historic Emmy Snub

The famed Vince Gilligan has stepped off the ferry to hiatus-land and signed on a two-season deal with Apple TV+ for a series starring Rhea Seehorn in the lead. The project which is yet to be titled is already a subject of mass anticipation with its familiar and trusted faces of both the Better Call Saul actress and the Breaking Bad showrunner. The series, described as “a blended, grounded genre drama” by Deadline, is the second project on which the two will be collaborating.

Vince Gilligan
Vince Gilligan

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Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn Reunite on Apple TV+

With their last project Better Call Saul a stunning success, Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn have yet to stop the momentum as they step on to the next show within a month and a half of the former’s conclusion. Their collaborative effort on the AMC drama was a direct branch-out of the original series, Breaking Bad. The latter also led to a spin-off film, El Camino that closed up the Breaking Bad plotline with actor Aaron Paul.

Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn reunite for new Apple TV+ project
Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn reunite for new Apple TV+ project

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The new show follows through with Gilligan’s earlier promise of not being a “one-trick pony”. Now departing from crime drama, the Seehorn-helmed project will be preternaturally inclined, with a thought-provoking plotline that bends reality and explores the human condition. About the project, Vince Gilligan expressed,

“After 15 years, I figured it was time to take a break from writing antiheroes… and who’s more heroic than the brilliant Rhea Seehorn? It’s long past time she had her own show, and I feel lucky to get to work on it with her. And what nice symmetry to be reunited with 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.”

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The Closure to Gilligan-Verse of Drugs, Crime, and Drama

The long-running show, Better Call Saul, had come to an end on August 15, 2022, with widespread grief and disappointment. The world created by Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan was one of dark humor blended with a caricature of lethal mishaps that increasingly accelerate out of control with each passing episode. By the time the prequel series came to an end, it stood at a balking 46 Emmy nominations, seven this year alone.

In a historic and heartfelt farewell speech delivered by series lead, Bob Odenkirk shared an emotional video from behind the scenes of the Better Call Saul set, where he says:

“Everybody’s been asking me how I feel about saying goodbye to Saul Goodman and Better Call Saul, and I’m not good at answering the question because it’s frankly hard for me to look at that experience and even at that character too closely. It’s too many moving parts and they fit together too beautifully, and it’s a mystery to me how it even happened. I did nothing to deserve this part, but I hope I earned it over six seasons.”

Better Call Saul actors, Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul actors, Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn

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Odenkirk also thanked his fellow co-stars and the crew at Albuquerque and finally proceeded to thank the viewers and fans:

“Thanks for giving us a chance, because we came out of maybe a lot of people’s most favourite show ever and we could have been hated for simply trying to do a show, but we were given a chance and hopefully we made the most of it. Thank you for staying with us.”

Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are both streaming now on Netflix.

Source: Deadline