Gilligan has been with Sony TV for more than 15 years. He will continue to serve as co-showrunner of “Better Call Saul” alongside co-creator Peter Gould for the AMC drama’s sixth and last season, and will also develop a new project for the studio via his High Bridge Productions banner.
“Recently I was talking to my excellent agents (at ICM Partners,) and they reminded me my current deal was at its end. I pondered my options for maybe twenty seconds, then decided to re-up,” Gilligan said in a statement. “It was a no-brainer: Sony is very generous to me, they’ve been a great place to work and I like everybody there, from Tony Vinciquerra, Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter on down. Also, having put in fifteen years already, I’m only a decade shy of receiving a gold Walkman.” Thus far, “Better Call Saul” has garnered four PGA nods, one DGA nomination, 15 WGA nominations (and two wins), 40 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Peabody Award.
“Our relationship with Vince is extraordinarily rare in this business,” Frost, president of SPT Studios and Clodfelter, co-president of SPT Studios, added. “He is an integral member of the Sony Pictures family, an inimitable creative genius in everything he does, and a remarkable friend. He has been instrumental in the success of Sony Pictures Television and words can’t express how elated we are that Vince will continue to create groundbreaking and momentous stories with us.”
Gilligan is repped by ICM Partners and his attorney is Jean Tanaka.