Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan says the new show he’s currently working on is “something really different.”
breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan says the new show he’s working on is “really different.” Gilligan made TV magic with the twisty saga of chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White. Then, to cap off an acclaimed five-season run, breaking Bad in 2013 sparked one of the most memorable series finales in television history.
But of course, although Walter White was dead, Gilligan was not yet done with the world of breaking Bad. In 2015, he and Peter Gould launched You better call Saul, a spin-off focused on White’s sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And in 2019, Gilligan brought back Jessie Pinkman, Walter White’s meth-cooking sidekick, to star in the one-off. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Now You better call Saul is itself about to end, bringing a seeming end to the world first created all those years ago in breaking Bad.
Of course, there’s still a chance that Gilligan and/or Gould could be resurrected. breaking Bad one way or another in the future, perhaps via another spin-off or a movie. Indeed Gilligan is currently working on a new project, but it is clearly not another dive into the world of breaking Bad. In fact, according to Gilligan, the new project has nothing to do with his most iconic show (via Deadline). “It’s something really different“, said Gilligan from the You better call Saul premiere of season 6. He then joked: “It’s a remake of [the M*A*S*H spinoff] Trapper John, MD”
Obviously, Gilligan isn’t ready to share any specifics about the type of show he’s working on just yet, saying it’s so early in the process that he hasn’t told his wife yet. The only thing that can be said with near certainty is that the new show is not a remake of Trapper John, MD. It’s also safe to assume that this isn’t another crime drama, unless Gilligan is deliberately misleading by claiming that the new show is “really different” from breaking Bad.
Sure breaking Bad and You better call Saul aren’t the only things Gilligan has done in her television career. Before developing these iconic AMC shows, he actually worked as a writer on X files, creating some of the most famous episodes of this long series, including “Drive” with Bryan Cranston. Given that background in sci-fi and horror, it’s possible Gilligan’s new show will be another dive into one of those genres. Or he could completely step away from everything he’s done before and really deliver something”really different.” Perhaps after creating eleven seasons of very intense dramatic television with breaking Bad and You better call Saul, Gilligan is actually ready to relax and make a lighthearted family sitcom. But in the meantime, Gilligan still has one more season You better call Saul to deliver, and the first half of this season kicks off on AMC on April 18, 2022.
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