Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan Will Head To CBS For Battle Creek



In a bit of disappointing news, the brilliant Vince Gilligan, best known for creating what is hands down the best television show ever, Breaking Bad, will be taking his talents to CBS for a series called Battle Creek. Gilligan first started developing the project in 2002 and now he’s set to be the showrunner, alongside House‘s David Shore.

Said to be a crime drama, the show will focus on “a pair of mismatched detectives working in Battle Creek, Michigan who must figure out if cynicism, guile and deception will help clean up the streets…or, if naivete and trust will get the job done.”

Now, this is why I’m not on board with this. Firstly, Gilligan is one of television’s greatest treasures, and to hear that he’s going to be tied up in network TV with a very generic and bland sounding show has me really disappointed.  Secondly, do we really need another crime drama? Seriously, don’t we already have way too many of these already, with most of them being pretty crummy?

Why Gilligan would go to CBS, and with this show, is something I can’t figure out. I would much prefer to see him head to HBO or Showtime or somewhere else where he’s not held back by the restrictions of network TV.

Battle Creek will begin its 13 episode run during the 2014-2015 season. Tell us, does this project sound appealing to you, or would you rather see Gilligan use his talents for something else? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Verbalsays:

    You know, coming out with a show as original and risk-taking as Breaking Bad, I’m sure Gilligan is not going to go into something typical and overdone. There’s an angle on this we’re not seeing. I trust his instincts. He could have come off a show as critically and commercially successful as BB and done virtually ANYTHING he wanted, I’m sure, and he chose this. I can’t wait to see what he does with it.

  2. Lives in Battle Creeksays:

    I cannot wait for the series. Showing everyone there is a city called Battle Creek. They do movies in big cities in Michigan why not a small town like ours. We are on the map!!

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