|Occupation||Television Writer; producer|
|Education|| Sarah Lawrence College (BA)|
University of Southern California (MFA)
|Notable works|| Breaking Bad |
Better Call Saul
Too Big to Fail
Peter Gould is an American television writer, director and producer. He worked on all five seasons of the AMC drama Breaking Bad . He was nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on the series. After Breaking Bad ended, he went on to become the co-creator and co-showrunner, with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, of the show's spinoff, Better Call Saul . He became the series' sole showrunner after Gilligan left the writers room.
Gould is a native of New York. His parents were both artists and met at art school.Speaking of his education, he admits "I was a bad speller. I had terrible handwriting. Doing papers in school was agonizing for me." He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. In 1990, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Fine Arts.
After graduating from college, he did commercials in New York for a while before entering USC Film School.
In 2008, he joined the writing staff of the first season of Breaking Bad as a story editor. He wrote the first-season episode "A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal".The first season writing staff was nominated for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for best new series at the February 2009 ceremony.
Gould was promoted to executive story editor for the second season. He wrote the second-season episodes "Bit by a Dead Bee"and "Better Call Saul". The writing staff was nominated for the WGA award for best drama series at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the second season. Gould was promoted to producer for the third season and wrote the episode "Caballo sin Nombre" and co-wrote the episode "Kafkaesque" with fellow producer George Mastras. Gould was promoted again to supervising producer for the fourth season in 2011.
In 2011, he wrote the HBO television film Too Big to Fail based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's book of the same time chronicling the events of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers from the point of view of Wall Street CEOs and US government regulators.
With Gilligan, he became co-creator and co-showrunner of the spinoff series, Better Call Saul . The show debuted on February 8, 2015, and was the highest-rated cable television series premiere to date.Gould would become the series sole showrunner after Gilligan left the writing staff early in the third season to focus on other projects. This transition had been planned since the show's debut.
The episode "Uno" from the first season of Better Call Saul won the 2015 Writers Guild of America award for Best Dramatic Episode in February 2016.The episode was written by Gould and Gilligan.
In 2018, Better Call Saul was honored with a Peabody Award for "developing its own unique tone mixing legal drama, crime thriller, and dark comedy."
|1994||Double Dragon||Co-writer||Based on the video game|
|2000||Meeting Daddy||Writer and director|
|2011||Too Big to Fail||Writer||Television film|
|2008||Breaking Bad||1||"A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal"||7|
|2009||2||"Bit by a Dead Bee"||3|
|"Better Call Saul"||8|
|2010||3||"Caballo sin Nombre"||2|
|"Kafkaesque"||9||Co-written with George Mastras|
|"Half Measures"||12||Co-written with Sam Catlin|
|2011||4||"Problem Dog"||7||Also directed|
|"Salud"||10||Co-written with Gennifer Hutchison|
|"Granite State"||15||Also directed|
|2015||Better Call Saul||1||"Uno"||1||Co-written with Vince Gilligan|
|2017||3||"Mabel"||1||Co-written with Vince Gilligan|
|"Winner"||10||Co-written with Thomas Schnauz|
|"Something Unforgivable"||10||Also directed|
Co-written with Ariel Levine
|2022||6||"Wine and Roses"||1|
|"Saul Gone"||13||Also directed|
|2008||Breaking Bad||Story editor||Season 1|
|2009||Executive story editor||Season 2|
|2011||Supervising producer||Season 4|
|2012||Co-executive producer||Season 5|
|2015||Better Call Saul||Executive producer||Season 1|
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it tells the story of Walter White, an underpaid, overqualified, and dispirited high-school chemistry teacher who is struggling with a recent diagnosis of stage-three lung cancer. White turns to a life of crime and partners with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, to produce and distribute crystal meth to secure his family's financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal underworld. The show aired on AMC from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013, consisting of five seasons for a total of 62 episodes.
George Vincent Gilligan Jr. is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of AMC's Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul (2015–2022). He was a writer and producer for The X-Files and was the co-creator of its spin-off, The Lone Gunmen (2001).
Maria Jacquemetton is a Greek American television writer and producer. She graduated from Lehigh University in 1983. She served as a producer for the first season of Mad Men and co-wrote, with husband Andre Jacquemetton, three episodes of the season. Alongside her colleagues on the writing staff she won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series and was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the season. She returned as a producer for the second season and continued to write episodes. She was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the second season. She won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season.
The third season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on March 21, 2010, and concluded on June 13, 2010. It consisted of 13 episodes, each running about 47 minutes. AMC broadcast the third season on Sundays at 10:00 pm in the United States. The complete third season was released on Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-ray on June 7, 2011.
George Mastras, Jr. is a Greek American author, screenwriter, director, and television producer. He has worked on all five seasons of the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He won the Pen USA Literary Award in 2009, won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 and 2014 as one of Breaking Bad's producers, was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and won three Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, for his work on the series. Mastras is also the author of the novel Fidali's Way.
Sam Catlin is an American television writer, director, and producer. He is the showrunner of AMC's Preacher, and previously worked as a writer/producer on Breaking Bad. He has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for his work on the series.
Moira Walley-Beckett is a Canadian television actress, producer, and writer. She was a writer and producer for the AMC drama Breaking Bad and the creator of two television series, Flesh and Bone and Anne with an E.
Better Call Saul is an American crime and legal drama television series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Part of the Breaking Bad franchise, it is a spin-off, prequel and occasional sequel to Gilligan's previous series, Breaking Bad. Set primarily in the first half of the 2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series develops Jimmy McGill, an earnest lawyer and former con artist, into an egocentric criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. Also shown is the moral decline of former police officer Mike Ehrmantraut, who becomes a violent fixer for drug traffickers to support his granddaughter and her widowed mother. The show premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015 and is set to conclude on August 15, 2022, after six seasons for a total of 63 episodes.
The fifth and final season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on July 15, 2012, and concluded on September 29, 2013 on AMC in the United States and Canada. The 16-episode season is split into two parts, each containing eight episodes. The first part of the season was broadcast from July 15 to September 2, 2012, and aired on Sundays at 10:00 pm ET. The second part was broadcast from August 11 to September 29, 2013, and aired on Sundays at 9:00 pm ET. It debuted in the UK and Ireland on Netflix, showing one day after the episodes aired in the U.S. and Canada. Part 1 was released on region 1 DVD and region A Blu-ray on June 4, 2013, and part 2 was released on November 26, 2013.
Gennifer Hutchison is an American television and film writer. She is best known for her work on the television series Breaking Bad. She won two Writers Guild of America Awards for her work on the series as a part of the writing team in 2012 and 2013. She is currently a writer and executive producer on Better Call Saul.
Thomas Schnauz is an American television producer and television writer. His credits include The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, Night Stalker, Reaper, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul.
"Uno" is the series premiere of the television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. The episode was written by series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and directed by Gilligan. In the United States, the episode aired on February 8, 2015, on AMC. Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries.
The first season of the American television drama series Better Call Saul premiered on February 8, 2015, and concluded on April 6, 2015. The ten-episode season was broadcast on Monday nights in the United States on AMC, excluding the pilot episode which aired on a Sunday. A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, both of whom also worked on Breaking Bad.
Ignacio "Nacho" Varga is a fictional character who appears in the AMC television series Better Call Saul, a prequel spin-off of Breaking Bad. He is portrayed by Michael Mando and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
The third season of the American television drama series Better Call Saul premiered on April 10, 2017, and concluded on June 19, 2017. The ten-episode season was broadcast on Monday nights in the United States on AMC. A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, both of whom also worked on Breaking Bad.
Gordon Smith is an American television screenwriter, best known for his work on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Smith has been nominated for three individual Primetime Emmys, and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama in 2018 for the episode "Chicanery", and has received several other nominations.
"Magic Man" is the first episode of the fifth season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, a spin-off series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on February 23, 2020, on AMC, in the United States. Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries.
The sixth and final season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul premiered on April 18, 2022, in the United States, and is scheduled to conclude on August 15, 2022. The thirteen-episode season is broadcast on Mondays at 9:00 pm (Eastern) in the United States on AMC and AMC+, and is published on Netflix the Tuesday after outside of the United States. The season is split into two parts; the first concluded on May 23, 2022, before resuming with the second half on July 11. Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, and Giancarlo Esposito reprise their roles from previous seasons. Better Call Saul is a spin-off, prequel, and sequel of Breaking Bad created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Breaking Bad is a neo-Western crime drama franchise created by American filmmaker Vince Gilligan, primarily based on the television series Breaking Bad, its prequel series Better Call Saul, and its sequel film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. The fictional universe is sometimes informally referred to as the "Gilliverse".