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Breaking Bad... the beauty of it is, some people are always going to love Breaking Bad more. But I run into people every day now who say Better Call Saul is their favorite of the two. I love hearing that. I don't know where I fall personally on that scale, that continuum - I try not to choose.
― Vince Gilligan[src]

George Vincent "Vince" Gilligan Jr. is the creator of Breaking Bad, the co-creator of Better Call Saul (with Peter Gould), and the executive producer of El Camino. He has written, directed and served as an executive producer on the aforementioned shows and movie.

Bio[]

George Vincent Gilligan Jr., the elder of George Sr. and Gail Gilligan's two sons, was born Feb. 10, 1967, in Richmond, Virginia, but spent most of his childhood in Farmville. He is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Gilligan received the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Award in 1989 for his screenplay Home Fries, which was later turned into a film starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson. He is the husband of Holly Rice.

Before Breaking Bad, Gilligan worked on The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen. As a writer and executive producer on The X-Files, Gilligan shared Golden Globe Awards in 1995, 1997 and 1998 for Best Dramatic Series. His other credits include the Fox Television series The Lone Gunmen, which he co-created, and the features Hancock, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and Wilder Napalm, starring Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid.

Gilligan found success in 2008 as the creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad, a series which featured a mixture of drama and humor. In 2015, Gilligan co-created Better Call Saul, a Breaking Bad spin off based on the lawyer Saul Goodman, with Peter Gould. He also served as Executive Producer for this series.

In 2019, Gilligan became the executive producer of El Camino. The film chronicles the escape of Jesse Pinkman from captivity following the events of the Breaking Bad series finale.

Following the end of Better Call Saul, Gilligan announced that his next series will not be set in the Breaking Bad universe. The untitled series has been handed a two-season order from Apple TV+, which secured the show following intense competition from others including Amazon, according to US trade Deadline. Gilligan will serve as showrunner and executive producer, while Rhea Seehorn will play the lead role[1]. Jeff Frost and Diane Mercer also executive produce, with Jenn Carroll producing for High Bridge Productions. The show will reunite Gilligan with former Sony execs Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who joined Apple TV+ four years ago having previously greenlit Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad while at Sony Pictures Television.

Filmography[]

Year Title Media Roles
1993 Wilder Napalm Film Writer
1995-2002 The X-Files TV Writer, Executive Producer, Director
1998 Home Fries Film Writer
1999-2000 Harsh Realm TV Consulting Producer
2001 The Lone Gunmen TV Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
2002 Robbery Homicide Division TV Writer
2006 Night Stalker TV Writer
2007 A.M.P.E.D. TV Movie Writer
2008 Hancock Film Writer
2008-2013 Breaking Bad TV Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
2015–2022 Better Call Saul TV Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie TV Movie Executive Producer, Writer

Awards[]

After writing and directing the Breaking Bad pilot, Gilligan received the 2008 Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama and accepted a Peabody Award honoring the show’s first season. In 2012, the Writers Guild honored the show once more with both Episodic Drama and Drama Series Awards, and in 2013 awarded the show with the Drama Series Award once again.

Breaking Bad earned Emmy Award nominations in 2008, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and in 2009, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Drama Series, was named one of the Top 10 Programs of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the American Film Institute, and hailed in 2009 as “the best of the 21st century” by Stephen King.

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