Skip to main content

'Breaking Bad' creator signs deal for CBS drama

By Dan Snierson, EW.com
September 27, 2013 -- Updated 1322 GMT (2122 HKT)
"Breaking Bad" creator shows off his Emmy from the 2013 Emmy Awards.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan has a new deal with CBS
  • He'll work with "House's" David Shore on a police drama "Battle Creek"
  • The series will be set in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • It's expected to premiere during the 2014-2015 season

(EW.com) -- Just two weeks after plans were announced for a "Breaking Bad" spinoff, series creator Vince Gilligan has inked a deal to create another TV show.

He will join forces with "House" creator David Shore on the police drama "Battle Creek," which will debut during the 2014-2015 season on CBS.

The series centers on two detectives with thoroughly different world views, one cynical and one naive, who team up to "clean up the semi-mean streets" of Battle Creek, Michigan. The project is not exactly new: Gilligan originally penned a script for "Battle Creek" in 2002 for CBS, but the network never greenlighted it.

AMC moving forward with 'Breaking Bad' spin-off featuring Saul Goodman

Gilligan and Shore are writing the updated version of the pilot, and both are serving as executive producers along with Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad"). Shore will also act as the "Battle Creek" showrunner.

Sony, the studio that also produces "Breaking Bad," has secured a 13-episode commitment from the network before a pilot has even been shot.

AMC's "Breaking Bad," which won the Outstanding Drama Emmy three days ago, wraps up its five-season run on Sunday.

'Breaking Bad' stars reveal which props they kept (or stole)

Gilligan is also teaming up with "Breaking Bad" co-executive producer Peter Gould for "Better Call Saul," the spinoff prequel that's built around shady lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).

See the original story at EW.com.

CLICK HERE to Try 2 RISK FREE issues of Entertainment Weekly

© 2011 Entertainment Weekly and Time Inc. All rights reserved.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
AMC's hit show 'Breaking Bad'
September 27, 2013 -- Updated 1322 GMT (2122 HKT)
Just two weeks after plans were announced for a "Breaking Bad" spinoff, series creator Vince Gilligan has inked a deal to create another TV show.
September 27, 2013 -- Updated 1323 GMT (2123 HKT)
Now that it's almost over, let's remember how the whole thing started.
September 30, 2013 -- Updated 1545 GMT (2345 HKT)
Here are some indelible scenes from the show's five seasons. Spoiler alert!
September 12, 2013 -- Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT)
"Breaking Bad" addicts who may suffer withdrawal when the AMC drama ends will get a comedic fix with a spinoff featuring criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.
September 12, 2013 -- Updated 1932 GMT (0332 HKT)
"Better Call Saul" is working title for "Breaking Bad" spinoff featuring criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.
August 11, 2013 -- Updated 2238 GMT (0638 HKT)
For five turbulent years, "Breaking Bad" has charted the moral decline of Walter White, the Albuquerque chemistry teacher who evolves into a ruthless drug lord after being diagnosed with cancer.
May 30, 2013 -- Updated 2138 GMT (0538 HKT)
Walter White's journey into darkness is nearing its conclusion, as AMC rolls out the first of "Breaking Bad's" final eight episodes on Aug. 11.
August 9, 2013 -- Updated 1202 GMT (2002 HKT)
AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad" has generated some intriguing tourism-related business opportunities in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
ADVERTISEMENT