‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan inks huge new deal; Anna Gunn joins ‘Broadchurch’ remake

What's next -Still obsessed with “Breaking Bad“? We get it, and that is why we have a pair of important stories to discuss right now when it comes to the future of some important people related to the AMC hit.

Vince Gilligan’s new deal  – The big news coming out of Hollywood right now is that Gilligan has just inked a brand new deal with his show’s studio Sony Pictures Television to stay on board to develop new projects, and it’s one that will pay him an enormous amount (think somewhere in eight figures). This deal is another piece of evidence that there is no hotter showrunner right now, even if there are no immediate projects on his table for him to run. On Gilligan’s radar right now are the spin-off “Better Call Saul,” which he will be a part of the writing process for through at least the first season. (Peter Gould, who created the Saul character, will showrun.)

Meanwhile, there is also the upcoming CBS project “Battle Creek,” which he originally tried to create many years ago. Even though he will direct the first of the already-ordered 13 episodes of the show, “House’s” David Shore is actually going to be responsible for running the series on a daily basis.

Anna Gunn’s new gig – Gunn is quickly turning out to be one of the busiest TV stars out there right now after playing Skyler White for five seasons. She has a new drama on the way with Bravo, a gig on “The Mindy Project,” and she also has added to her plate now an adaptation of one of the UK’s most-popular shows of the past decade. We’re talking about “Gracepoint,” which you probably know better under the name “Broadchurch.”

Gunn will play the part of Detective Ellie Miller, a wife and mother who becomes somewhat disappointed when she learns that a man (David Tennant) ends up landing the promotion that she believed that she would be getting. However, she will need to team up with the man sooner after in order to work on a new case.

This show will air on Fox, and also will star Jacki Weaver of “Silver Linings Playbook.” It represents Fox’s efforts to presumably get into the miniseries game, and it has arguably one of the most awesome casts of three people that we’ve seen in some time. Plus, just imagine the “Doctor Who” – “Breaking Bad” fandoms colliding for one project.

The only thing better than these two stories to us, for at least right now, is going back and watching this new alternate ending for “Breaking Bad.” Again and again and again.

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