Vince Gilligan has signed a new three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, where his High Bridge Production company has been set up for the past 11 years.
Gilligan is the mastermind behind AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and co-created its spinoff, “Better Call Saul” with Peter Gould. He will continue to serve as co-showrunner on “Saul,” which returns for season 4 on Aug. 6.
Along with “Mad Men,” Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad” helped AMC make its mark as a place for prestige television.
“Vince is a cornerstone of the success of Sony Pictures Television and could not be a more important member of the Sony family. He is a phenomenal talent and a true friend,” SPT president Jeff Frost and co-presidents, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter said in a joint statement Monday.
Gilligan’s renewal comes as tech giants including Netflix, Amazon and even Apple, are paying big dollars for high-profile TV talent, including Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, Jordan Peele and Oprah Winfrey.
“Sony has been a great home for us for 11 years and we are thrilled for it to continue for many more years,” said Gilligan. “Tony, Mike, Jeff, Chris, Jason and the entire Sony team have been amazing to work with. That collaborative partnership has a great deal to do with the success we have enjoyed together.”
Vince Gilligan and High Bridge Productions are represented by ICM Partners.