Apple TV+’s authentic programming has acquired a serious enhance 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 venture — dubbed as a grounded drama —that will likely be unrelated to 2 hit collection.
Deadline, which first reported the event, famous that “Higher Name Saul” star and Emmy nominee Rhea Seehorn will play a lead within the upcoming collection. The report additionally mentioned that Gilligan will likely be a showrunner and an government producer for the brand new venture that might see per episode funds cross the $13 million to $15 million mark.
Whereas Gilligan would need one other hit collection to point out off for his resume, Apple could be searching for extra high-profile reveals to fill within the void of outgoing comedy collection Ted Lasso. Jason Sudeikis, who’s the lead and an government producer on the present, is at the moment making the third and last season of the soccer-centered saga. The collection 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 staff that seems within the collection — 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 seeking to diversify its streaming portfolio with a number of offers this yr. In August, it mentioned to have signed an settlement with Futuro Studio to show authentic podcasts into TV reveals. It’s additionally closely investing in stay sports activities streaming with offers together with Main League Baseball and Main League Soccer.