After Breaking Bad took home the Emmy for Best Drama this week, CBS and Sony Entertainment are looking to emulate the shows’ success by signing a new deal with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It was announced on Wednesday that Gilligan closed a deal for a new series with CBS that is set to air sometime next fall.
The new series, Battle Creek, is a police drama written by Gilligan over 10 years ago, but wasn’t picked up until recently. Unlike most shows that have to go through trial pilot stages, Gilligan’s deal with CBS promises that all 13 episodes will be produced and aired outright.
In an interview with the New York Times, Zack Van Amburg, president of programming for Sony, said “Battle Creek; is a drama about two detectives in Battle Creek, Mich. One is a trusting naïf, the other a cynic who relies on guile and deception. They find themselves in competition with an F.B.I. agent whom they see as the epitome of a crime-fighter, though he is far from that.”
Battle Creek will be produced by David Shore (House) and will make its debut on CBS next fall.