Apple TV+’s unique programming has obtained a serious increase with the corporate touchdown a cope with “Breaking Dangerous” and “Higher Name Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signed a two-season deal for his new undertaking — dubbed as a grounded drama —that shall 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 shall 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 point out off for his resume, Apple can 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 presently making the third and closing 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 function Richmond AFC — the group that seems within the sequence — within the upcoming EA Sports activities FIFA 23.
Apple TV+ scored 9 Emmy wins this 12 months, which is on par with its rivals 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 12 months. In August, it mentioned to have signed an settlement with Futuro Studio to show unique podcasts into TV exhibits. It’s additionally closely investing in stay sports activities streaming with offers together with Main League Baseball and Main League Soccer.