Apple TV+’s unique programming has obtained a serious enhance with the corporate touchdown a take care of “Breaking Dangerous” and “Higher Name Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signed a two-season deal for his new challenge — dubbed as a grounded drama —that can 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 mentioned that Gilligan can be a showrunner and an govt producer for the brand new challenge 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 govt producer on the present, is at the moment making the third and closing 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 staff 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 trying to diversify its streaming portfolio with a number of offers this yr. In August, it mentioned to have signed an agreement with Futuro Studio to show unique podcasts into TV exhibits. It’s additionally closely investing in dwell sports activities streaming with offers together with Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.