It seems that there’s no stopping Creator/Producer Vince Gilligan from working after the series finale of the critically-acclaimed “Breaking Bad” starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul last September 29, 2013. Now, he got his hands full with CBS’ ”Battle Creek” alongside David Shore. Read on to find out more about Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s “Battle Creek.”
If you’re a Team Walter White or a “House” fan, you’ll probably enjoy the upcoming police drama from the dream pairing of Gilligan and “House” creator David Shore. Deadline reported that CBS has finally given the green light for the duo’s decade-old concept with a 13-episode run order. It was also said that the series will join for the network’s midseason premieres of “CSI: Cyber” starring Patricia Arquette and the comedy series, “Odd Couple.” It is also Gilligan’s second post-TV work alongside the “Breaking Bad” spin-off, “Better Call Saul” on AMC.
Both of them had experienced success on their own separate critically acclaimed series. Gilligan had ended the crime-drama “Breaking Bad” with AMC, which premiered in 2008. On the other hand, Shore had his prime during the eight season-run of FOX’s “House” starring Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. The medical drama series was aired from 2008 until 2012.
The Wrap posted that “Battle Creek” continued to be a high-profile TV series as “X-Men” film reboot franchise director Bryan Singer has been tapped to direct the show’s premiere episode. He will also join Gilligan, Shore, and “Breaking Bad’s” Mark Johnson in leading the production.
According to TV Line, “Las Vegas” actor Josh Duhamel will also return to his TV roots as he snagged the lead role in “Battle Creek.”
Duhamel will star as FBI Special Agent Milton Chamberlain with “Law and Order: SVU” star Dean Winters as Battle Creek PD, Detective Russ Agnew. They are two mismatched detectives with different world views, who have been stuck with each other to protect the streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Aside from Duhamel and Winters, other “Battle Creek” cast members are Kal Penn (“House”) as Det. Fontanelle, Janet McTeer (“The White Queen”) as Commander Guziewicz, and Edward Fordham Jr. (“Cuts”) as Det. Aaron Funkhauser.
And that’s it for “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan Returns with “Battle Creek” alongside “House” creator David Shore! Tune in for more updates on CBS’ upcoming police drama series “Battle Creek” starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters, only here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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