Vince Gilligan isn’t leaving Sony Pictures TV anytime soon. The Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator has signed a new deal with the studio that brought his biggest hits to life, staying with the outfit that he’s called home for more than a decade.
Gilligan and his High Bridge Productions has been with Sony Pictures TV for the last 11 years, and according to Variety there was no hesitation to remain with the group, which means he didn’t shop around for other studios.
Gilligan is the creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad and also co-created and serves as an executive producer on Better Call Saul. Both shows have Saul have been Sony Pictures TV productions in their entirety, and in an era where many are tempted by the allure of Netflix money, Gilligan is staying put and sticking to a few projects at a time.
Variety reported on Monday that Gilligan won’t work on any big new projects while Saul runs its course, but both parties seem thrilled to be continuing their relationship.
“Vince is a cornerstone of the success of Sony Pictures Television and could not be a more important member of the Sony family. He is a phenomenal talent and a true friend,” said Sony Pictures TV president Jeff Frost and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter.
“Sony has been a great home for us for 11 years and we are thrilled for it to continue for many more years,” said Gilligan. “Tony, Mike, Jeff, Chris, Jason and the entire Sony team have been amazing to work with. That collaborative partnership has a great deal to do with the success we have enjoyed together.”
The fourth season of Better Call Saul drops on August 6 on AMC, while Gilligan is also working on an HBO limited series called Raven, which is about the 1978 Jim Jones massacre in Guyana.