Vince Gilligan may be leaving television in the form of “Breaking Bad” on Sunday, but he may not be gone for very long.
Just days after the executive producer finally took home an Emmy for his work on the AMC sensation, Gilligan has landed a new project at CBS entitled “Battle Creek.” Just what sort of confidence is there from the network point of view? Let’s just say that CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has already committed to 13 episodes. This is a project based around detectives with conflicting worldviews, and was originally pitched all the way back in 2002. Gilligan has believed in the project ever since, and may direct the first episode, depending on if his schedule allows for him to.
What should ultimately be noted here is that while Gilligan would clearly be affiliated with the project, he would not be the showrunner as he is with “Breaking Bad.” Rather, that honor would go to “House” creator David Shore. Mark Johnson, who is also on “Breaking Bad,” could also come over to executive-producer.
At this point, we understand any network wanting to try and capture some of the Vince Gilligan gold. Unfortunately, we still see there being a problem with the show in that AMC already aired a Michigan-set detective drama after “Breaking Bad,” and clearly, that is not going well. When it comes to losing a lead-in, “Low Winter Sun” may be one of the biggest disasters in the history of cable TV.
Do you think that Gilligan’s new show is going to become a success almost right away, or do you worry about anything that does not have him on board as a showrunner? Of course, we want to hear from you below! Meanwhile, click here if you want to take a look at some more news related to the upcoming “Breaking Bad” finale.