Vince Gilligan just landed a huge deal!
The writer/director is staying put at Sony Pictures Television.
The Hollywood Reporter first confirmed that The Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator has renewed his overall deal with the indie studio, signing four-year extension that is valued in the mid-eight figures. Under the new deal, Gilligan will continue to render services as co-showrunner alongside Saul co-creator Peter Gould. Gilligan stated,
“Recently I was talking to my excellent agents (at ICM Partners,) and they reminded me my current deal was at its end. I pondered my options for maybe twenty seconds, then decided to re-up,” “It was a no-brainer: Sony is very generous to me, they’ve been a great place to work and I like everybody there, from Tony Vinciquerra, Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter on down. Also, having put in fifteen years already, I’m only a decade shy of receiving a gold Walkman.”
Sony TV bosses Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter added,
“Our relationship with Vince is extraordinarily rare in this business,”
“He is an integral member of the Sony Pictures family, an inimitable creative genius in everything he does, and a remarkable friend. He has been instrumental in the success of Sony Pictures Television and words can’t express how elated we are that Vince will continue to create groundbreaking and momentous stories with us.”