Apple signs overall deal with 'Preacher' showrunner Sam Catlin

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Apple TV+ is bringing on more talent to produce quality content, with the company recently reaching an overall deal with "Preacher" showrunner Sam Catlin.

Catlin, who co-executive produced AMC's "Breaking Bad," will develop scripted content for Apple's streaming service through his production company Short Drive Enertainment, which he runs with Tiffany Prasifka, reports Deadline.

Prior to "Preacher" and "Breaking Bad," Catlin served as a writer on NBC's crime drama "Kidnapped" and Fox legal drama "Canterbury's Law," both short-lived shows. The showrunner was co-executive producer of an adaptation of Australian comedy-drama "Rake," which aired for one season in 2014.

It is unclear what shows will come out of the deal, but Catlin is drawn to dramas and found recent success with gritty productions like "Breaking Bad." His more recent effort, "Preacher," was a supernatural adventure based on the comic book series of the same name. It ran for four seasons.

Catlin joins a host of talented showrunners at Apple TV+ including "Lovecraft Country" creator Misha Green, "CODA" director Sian Heder, "Girls Trip" writer Tracy Oliver and "Physical" showrunner Annie Weisman.

Apple has a packed slate of original films and series in the pipeline including "Acapulco," "Finch," "Killers of the Flower Moon," "Swan Song," "The Tragedy of Macbeth" and "Wool. In September, a report claimed Apple TV+ is doubling production efforts and expects to release one new show or movie every week in 2022.