Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and David Shore, creator of FOX’s drama series House, have closed a deal with CBS to produce a detective drama series called Battle Creek. As reported by The New York Times, CBS has “promised to produce 13 episodes and put them all on the air.”
‘Battle Creek’ is a drama based on Gilligan’s script, which he originally wrote for CBS 10 years ago, about two detectives in Battle Creek, Michigan. One is a trusting naïf, the other a cynic who relies on guile and deception. They find themselves in competition with an F.B.I. agent whom they see as the epitome of a crime-fighter, though he is far from that.