With just days left before the final episode of his hit series “Breaking Bad” airs on AMC, series creator Vince Gilligan is lining up his next small screen foray. Variety reports that Gilligan’s “Battle Creek,” a contemporary detective drama, is set for a full first season order. “House” creator David Shore will serve as showrunner, executive producing alongside Gilligan and Mark Johnson.
Set in Battle Creek, Michigan, the series pairs two detectives with wildly disparate personalities. That’s somewhat familiar territory for Gilligan, who launched his television career as a writer, director and producer on “The X-Files.”
“Battle Creek” was initially pitched by Gilligan as a series in 2002, but did not move forward at that time. Now, Sony Pictures TV is set to produce alongside CBS TV Studios.
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