With 'Better Call Saul' finally coming to an and this year, writer, director and producer Vince Gilligan is looking ahead to his next project.

It's believed the pitch for the new "wholly original" project will come out in the next few weeks. There are at least 8 or 9 networks interested.

Gilligan will lean away from the world of drugs and crime in 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul'

Deadline learned that the show is described as a "blended, grounded genre drama, the new series also is being compared to The Twilight Zone. It is said to be set in our world while putting a tweak on it, focusing on people and exploring the human condition in an unexpected, surprising way.

Thought-provoking but not a morality tale, the new show is expected to carry the signature Gilligan tone that infuses drama with humour."

Deadline also compared the show to 'The Twilight Zone'. Gilligan worked on 'The X-Files' before the creation of 'Breaking Bad', however the new show is believed to be more grounded in reality than an out-and-out sci-fi.

Gilligan has written material to accompany his pitch in order to give networks an idea of the show. It's expected to span a few seasons with an overarching storyline.

The news comes as season six of 'Better Call Saul' closes out the series. The show has received 46 Emmy nominations to date, seven of them this year, including Outstanding Drama Series. 'Breaking Bad' won two Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series.

Whatever the idea for the new show, we're sure it's going to be in high demand. We look forward to new information on the upcoming project.

The series finale of 'Better Call Saul' lands on Netflix on August 16.