Rhea Seehorn, known for her role in Better Call Saul, is set to return to Albuquerque for a new Apple TV+ drama series that reunites her with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.
Despite being filmed in the exact location as Breaking Bad, Seehorn confirmed that the project is separate from the Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul universe.
“As far as I know, it has not been nailed down where we’re filming, but I am never surprised. Vince is very loyal and likes the family of people that he has worked with and prefers to hire the same people over and over. So I could see lots of reasons why he would want it to be Albuquerque, but I can tell you that it doesn’t have anything to do with Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul.”
The plot details are being kept secret, but the show has already been described as a “blended, grounded genre drama,” receiving a two-season straight-to-series order from the streaming service.
According to Seehorn, Gilligan is loyal to the people he has worked with and prefers to hire the same individuals repeatedly. The project has garnered significant attention, with nearly ten networks and platforms vying to hear Gilligan’s pitch and read the script.
The project has a budget of $13.5-$15 million per episode, which places it in the range of a drama with genre elements, though not on the level of huge shows like House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power.
Seehorn recounted crying when she heard the pitch for the new series, stating that Gilligan had been brewing the idea for a while, and different elements of the story eventually came together. The actor shed some light on the show’s significance to Gilligan, who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Despite the project’s mysterious nature, the impressive talent involved suggests that it will be worth watching.