Creating one of the most acclaimed television shows in recent history apparently has its benefits.
“Breaking Bad” creator has entered a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television, which produced the hit AMC meth drama.
Calling Gilligan “an incredible writer and partner,” Sony Pictures Television president of programming and production Jamie Erlicht added, “he shares our vision for the business and for the kinds of projects we’re passionate about. There wasn’t a world where we weren’t making this deal.”
Zack Van Amburg, also a president of programming and production of SPTV, noted, “With Vince, you forget you’re working and just become a fan. His stories are captivating, his energy is electric, and his friendship is appreciated. We’ve had such success together, and can’t wait for all the great things to come.”
Among other projects Gilligan is currently working on: The “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul,” which will revolve around ethically flexible attorney Saul Goodman from the series. Bob Odenkirk, who played Goodman on “Bad,” said that the series could be a sequel, or a prequel, or some mix of the two.
Gilligan is also working on the drama series “Battle Creek” with “House M.D.” creator David Shore for CBS. Sony Pictures Television is also producing that project, which is being prepared for the 2014-2015 season.