Rhea Seehorn to lead Vince Gilligan's new series following Better Call Saul
Rhea Seehorn will play the lead in Vince Gilligan's new series for Apple TV+.
The pair worked together to huge success on Better Call Saul, the spin-off from Breaking Bad. Seehorn received critical acclaim for her performance as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul, and many fans believed she was extremely unfortunate not to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actress for her work on the show.
Better Call Saul ended in 2022 and Gilligan is already working on a new series which, according to Deadline, is "set in our world while putting a tweak on it, bending reality and focusing on people and exploring the human condition in an unexpected, surprising way."
It is said to be like The Twilight Zone.
Further details are scarce, but what we do know is that Seehorn will be the star.
"After fifteen 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," said Gilligan after the announcement.
Vince Gilligan done with the Breaking Bad universe
Gilligan has suggested he will be done with the Breaking Bad universe now Better Call Saul has reached its conclusion.
After a stint as a staff television writer on the likes of The X-Files, Gilligan created Breaking Bad as well as the Netflix spin-off El Camino and then Better Call Saul.
He has created a beloved universe thanks to the two shows, sometimes dubbed as the 'Heisenberg-verse' due to Walter White's alter ego on Breaking Bad.
Due to the success of Better Call Saul, too, fans are naturally clamouring for more, but they are set to be disappointed.
“You can’t keep putting all your money on red 21. I feel like we probably pushed it doing a spinoff to Breaking Bad I could not be more happy with the results," he said.
"Then I did El Camino and I’m very proud of that too. But I think I’m starting to sense you’ve got to know when to leave the party, you don’t want to be the guy with a lampshade on your head.
“I don’t have any plans right now to do anything more in this universe. I know I probably gave the same answer at the end of Breaking Bad. I gotta prove to myself that I got something else in me. I’m not a one-trick pony, that’s what I’m hoping."