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TV's Hottest Showrunner Signs Eight-Figure Deal With Sony Pictures TV Deadline

A TV producer who is coming off one of television's most critically acclaimed series in years, who already has two new projects in the pipeline and who has been called the hottest showrunner in television is no longer a free agent.

Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that "Breaking Bad" creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan signed what she calls a "rich new overall deal" with Sony Pictures TV, which produced the AMC drama.

"There had been strong interest among all studios in signing Gilligan, whose Sony TV overall deal had expired. I hear it came down to Sony and Warner Bros. TV, with Gilligan ultimately opting to stay at his home for the past six years," Andreeva writes.

Gilligan is already working on two new series with Sony TV: "Battle Creek" at CBS and a spinoff of "Breaking Bad" called "Better Call Saul," which is at AMC.

"Those projects will remain outside the eight-figure new Sony overall deal, which is strictly for television. It will cover all future TV development by 'The X Files' alum Gilligan, who is expected to focus his attention to cable where had his biggest success with 'Breaking Bad,'" Andreeva reports.

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