Apple TV+’s authentic programming has obtained a significant enhance with the corporate touchdown a cope with “Breaking Unhealthy” and “Higher Name Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signed a two-season deal for his new undertaking — dubbed as a grounded drama —that might be unrelated to 2 hit sequence.
Deadline, which first reported the event, famous that “Higher Name Saul” star and Emmy nominee Rhea Seehorn will play a lead within the upcoming sequence. The report additionally stated that Gilligan might be a showrunner and an government producer for the brand new undertaking that might see per episode finances cross the $13 million to $15 million mark.
Whereas Gilligan would need one other hit sequence to indicate off for his resume, Apple could be in search of extra high-profile exhibits to fill within the void of outgoing comedy sequence Ted Lasso. Jason Sudeikis, who’s the lead and an government producer on the present, is at present making the third and remaining season of the soccer-centered saga. The sequence has been a flagbearer for Apple TV+ with multiple Emmy wins and now a deal with Electronic Arts to feature Richmond AFC — the group that seems within the sequence — within the upcoming EA Sports activities FIFA 23.
Apple TV+ scored 9 Emmy wins this yr, which is on par with its opponents like Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime with 10, 8, and 7 wins respectively. Notably, Ted Lasso gained all 4 Primetime Emmy for Apple TV+.
The corporate is seeking to diversify its streaming portfolio with a number of offers this yr. In August, it stated to have signed an agreement with Futuro Studio to show authentic podcasts into TV exhibits. It’s additionally closely investing in stay sports activities streaming with offers together with Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.