Apple TV+’s authentic programming has acquired 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 mission — dubbed as a grounded drama —that will probably 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 will probably be a showrunner and an government producer for the brand new mission that would see per episode price range cross the $13 million to $15 million mark.
Whereas Gilligan would need one other hit sequence to point out off for his resume, Apple could be searching for 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 ultimate season of the soccer-centered saga. The sequence has been a flagbearer for Apple TV+ with a number of Emmy wins and now a cope with Digital Arts to characteristic 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 seven wins respectively. Notably, Ted Lasso received all 4 Primetime Emmy for Apple TV+.
The corporate is trying to diversify its streaming portfolio with a number of offers this yr. In August, it stated to have signed an settlement with Futuro Studio to show authentic podcasts into TV exhibits. It’s additionally closely investing in dwell sports activities streaming with offers together with Main League Baseball and Main League Soccer.