The widely popular American television series Breaking Bad completed 15 years since its premiere in 2008. Featuring Bryan Cranston as the lead, the crime drama series earned praises and accolades during and after its run-time. However, show creator Vince Gilligan, who’s currently working on his next anticipated project, discussed what he would have done differently if given another chance.
Further speaking about his next upcoming show featuring Better Call Saul alum Rhea Seehorn, Vince Gilligan mentioned doing things in a more versatile way, than what he did back in 2008. Adding impressive elements and removing some of the key features he previously added in Breaking Bad, Gilligan strictly refrained from crime and profanity in his next project.
Vince Gilligan’s Favorite Unsung Moments From Breaking Bad
It’s been 15 years since the premiere of Breaking Bad in 2008, and 10 years since the finale. Thus, appearing for an interview with Variety, to reflect upon his highly appreciated television show, Vince Gilligan recalled his favorite unsung moments from the crime drama featuring Bryan Cranston.
“I’m very proud of it, and I have to stress that it was a group effort. I had wonderful writers and we strained our brains mightily to tie everything together.”
Crediting his entire team for the success of the show, Vince Gilligan then reflected upon what he felt was wrong with Aaron Paul’s teeth. “For a guy who got beaten up as much as he did and smoked that much meth, his teeth would not look so beautiful.” the creator discussed. Further Gilligan recalled his favorite unsung moments from the show.
“I love the stuff with Skinny Pete and Badger and Combo. Those three guys always made me laugh. There was a scene in an episode written by Peter Gould where Skinny Pete and Badger are talking about the ‘Star Trek’…It always makes me laugh. I’m mainly proud of the machinations of the plot of “Breaking Bad.” The twists and turns of the plot.”
Discussing in detail his 2008 drama Breaking Bad, and recalling all the dumb and favorite elements from the show, Vince Gilligan was asked about his next project.
Vince Gilligan Refrains From Featuring Crime in Next Project
After discussing the mistakes and his favorite moments from the show, Vince Gilligan reflected upon his next anticipated project featuring Better Call Saul alum Rhea Seehorn. Asked about the status of his next show, as the WGA strikes are over, Gilligan mentioned, “We’re back to work. We’re officially back in the writers room’ on Monday.”
“When the strike hit, we were very close to the end of breaking the first season. So we’re going to go back and finish the second-to-last episode and then get to work on the last episode.”
Sharing updates about his next project, Vince Gilligan was asked if he’s returning to sci-fi. That’s when the screenwriter/director stated, “I wouldn’t call this heavy science fiction, I would call it mild science fiction.” Giving out subtle details about his upcoming work, Gilligan reflected upon the core of the storyline.
“It does have a sci-fi element to it, at its core. And there’s no crime, and no methamphetamine. It’s going to be fun and different.”
Highly doubtful about how his project might appeal to his audience, Vince Gilligan shared why he chose to take up the next work starring Rhea Seehorn. “I have no prediction as to how folks to react to it…But I know it’s a story that interests me, and Rhea will be playing a very different character than she played on ‘Saul.’” Gilligan shared.
Without giving out much about his next project, Vince Gilligan simply teased how the world will change abruptly in the first episode of his upcoming show.
Breaking Bad is streaming on Netflix.