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.