"Breaking Bad" is wrapping-up on Sunday, 29 September 2013. This AMC's cult drama series has made the actors and writers associated with it, hot properties -- lucrative roles and writing opportunities are waiting for them.
Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston
The latest buzz is that creator of "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan, is all set write for a new CBS police drama "Battle Creek," which he had originally written in 2002.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that an early drama spec has got the go signal for the production, for the 2014-15 Season. The drama, according to the report, has two detectives as principal characters who have extremely different views. They work together to "clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan."
"Together, they (the two detectives) must answer the question: Are cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan, in the face of a complete lack of resources, or is the exact opposite true -- it takes naïveté, trust and a boatload of resources?," according to the drama plot-line published by The Hollywood Reporter.
Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios are backing the project. In addition to being on the writing team, Gilligan intends to wear the director's hat, as well. David Shore, creator of "House," will join Gilligan as the show-runner and executive producer. Mark Johnson also joins the team as executive producer.
"In the Hollywood development community, Vince is the hottest name in the business," Van Amburg, the president of programming at Sony, said, as quoted by The New York Times. "If I went somewhere with the phonebook with Vince's name on it, I could sell it."
Citing a source close to the project, The Hollywood Reporter reports that CBS has made an initial commitment for 13 episodes.
All thanks to his character of Walter White, Bryan Cranston has become one of the most sought out actors by Hollywood. The actor is all set to play the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the movie "Trumbo." According to Deadline.com, "Trumbo" will be directed by Jay Roach and Michael London's Groundswell Productions is producing it.
Trumbo was a novelist and screenwriter. According to Los Angeles Times, he "refused to testify in the anti-Communist hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947." Trumbo died in 1976.
"Breaking Bad" won the Emmy Award 2013 award for the outstanding drama in a drama series on Sunday.
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