“Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” star Bob Odenkirk is launching a new production company, Cal-Gold Pictures, and has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.
The company’s mission is to develop stories that are compelling and unique, with dynamic characters and social relevance.
Ian Friedman, who previously served as VP of talent and development at Comedy Central, will join Cal-Gold Pictures as head of television.
Beginning in 2011, Friedman was in charge of production for series such as “Drunk History,” “Corporate” and “South Side,” leading to numerous Emmy nominations.
“I’m incredibly excited to work alongside Bob in this endeavor,” Friedman said.
The deal comes as the critically acclaimed “Better Call Saul,” starring Odenkirk and produced by Sony TV, is wrapping its fifth season.
The show has earned dozens of Emmy nominations, including best drama and best actor for Odenkirk. »