Vince Gilligan is having a little bit of postpartum depression. He’s just completed one of the greatest shows in television history. He is a hot commodity within a booming industry. He probably sleeps on a cube of money just like Huel (in fact, that scene was probably shot in Gilligan’s bedroom). He understands all of this. He’s not complaining. But parting is such sweet sorrow.
“I knew it was the end of an era for me, the end of the best job I will likely ever have.” He’s just worried about the future. How do you top Breaking Bad? You probably don’t. The looming fear of comparison is stressing my dude out. He does have one thing to look forward to though. He’s going back to New Mexico with Better Call Saul (or whatever the title ends up being), and he is glad for it. So glad that he shared some details about the upcoming spinoff.
It’s going to be shot in the same style as Breaking Bad. Same amazing use of the landscape with the same hour-long drama format. We can safely assume that this show will be lighter hearted because Bob Odekirk, but it will definitely be a dark comedy.
Gilligan also hints that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will be making appearances in the new series. “Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” says the mourning showrunner now writer for the new spinoff. Gilligan wants to be in the writing room full time for the first season, and he will also direct the pilot with the possibility of more episodes down the line.
Gilligan does have a new solo project in the works. When he’s ready to walk away from the desert, and the bright blue sky (meth) he’ll be stepping onto the gritty streets of Police Proceduralsville. Battle Creek, his upcoming program on CBS will run for a thirteen episode first season. Gilligan will be working alongside House creator David Shore who will probably assume most of the show’s weight as time goes on, “and rightly so” says Gilligan.
Lastly, our friend Vincent appears to want to get onto the big screen. He wants to make a Western, but he’s not committed. He’s currently researching work to find inspiration for his directorial debut, which of course he also wants to write. I wish the best for Vince Gilligan. He’s changed us all with his work on Breaking Bad (not to mention his amazing writing on The X-Files) and we owe him our support. I hope everything he makes in the future is good enough that we don’t spend our lives asking how it all fell off after Breaking Bad.