On July 16th, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other witnesses. The incident immediately rallied about 300 students from a nearby school, but ultimately set off six consecutive nights of rioting that affected the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Vince Gilligan working on Disney’s Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation
April 22, 2015
Deadline is reporting that Vince Gilligan might direct Beanstalk, a revisionist adaptation of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. The project is based on an outline by Gilligan, who wrote on The X-Files and on his own creations, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Gilligan has brought on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Thomas Schnauz to write the script.
Season 3 of the drama will consist of another batch of 10 episodes with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould set to return as co-showrunners. Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz will exec produce the show.
Saul, nominated for seven Emmys last year including best drama series, is averaging 4.4 million total viewers when factoring in three days of DVR viewing, with 2.7 million among the adults 25-54 set and 2.5 million among adults under 50.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” AMC president Charlie Collier said Tuesday in a statement.