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'Breaking Bad' producer Sam Catlin signs overall deal with Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • Sam Catlin has signed an overall deal with Apple TV+.
  • The producer and writer will develop scripted projects for Apple's streaming service.
  • Catlin will do so under his production company Short Drive Entertainment.

The co-executive producer of "Breaking Bad" is going to be developing his next projects at Apple.

As reported by Deadline, Sam Catlin, best known for working as a producer on AMC's "Breaking Bad" and "Preacher," has signed an overall deal with Apple TV+.

Under the deal, the writer, producer, and showrunner will develop and produce scripted projects for Apple's streaming service. The work will go through Catlin's production company Short Drive Entertainment.

In addition to his work on Preacher, which starred Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga, he was a co-exec producer on AMC's Breaking Bad.Before joining the Bryan Cranston drug drama in 2009, he wrote on NBC crime drama Kidnapped, as well as shortlived Julianna Marguiles Fox legal drama Canterbury's Law. Under an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, he also co-exec produced Fox's adaptation of Australian drama Rake.Catlin is the latest writer/producer to sign an overall deal with the Cupertino-based tech company, following the likes of Misha Green, Tracy Oliver, Siân Heder and Annie Weisman.

It is currently unclear what projects will come out of the new deal, but if Catlin can come up with something even close to "Breaking Bad," Apple could have a megahit on its hands. If you want to enjoy the new series that Catlin produces in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

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Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.