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Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and co-creator of its prequel, Better Call Saul, is staying put at Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind the back-to-back hit series.
Gilligan has closed a rich new three-year overall deal with Sony TV where he has been for the past 11 years. Under the eight-figure pact, Gilligan will continue to work on Better Call Saul, which he co-created and executive produces/showruns with Peter Gould. The series, starring Bob Odenkirk, returns for its fourth season on AMC on Aug. 6. Gilligan also will continue to develop new projects through his company, High Bridge Production.
Coup - Sony - TV - Creators - Talent
It is a coup for Sony TV to retain one of its top creators in a very competitive talent marketplace where SVOD platforms are aggressively pursuing writers with a distinct brand and strong pedigree like Gilligan. I hear that like Greg Berlanti, who recently re-upped at Warner Bros. TV, Gilligan did not get out in the marketplace instead closing a new deal with Sony TV, which came in with a very competitive offer.
“Vince is a cornerstone of the success of Sony Pictures Television and could not be a more important member...
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