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Bryan Cranston Is Getting His Own Showtime Miniseries & It Sounds Damn Good

Bryan Cranston is saying so long New Mexico, and hello New Orleans.

Showtime announced during a Television Critics Association panel today that the 62-year-old Emmy-winning actor is set to star in the new limited series Your Honor.

Cranston, who starred as Walter White on the critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad, will also executive produce the ten-episode series. A legal thriller set in New Orleans, the story centers on a respected judge (Cranston) whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that creates a chain of events involving lies and difficult choices.

Peter Moffat (The Night of) will serve as showrunner and executive producer and will also write several episodes in the series. Emmy nominees Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife) are executive producing alongside Cranston and Moffat.

Showtime’s president of entertainment, Gary Levine, revealed that production on Your Honor will commence late this year in New Orleans. He went on to say, “Peter, Michelle and Robert have crafted an original thriller with gut-wrenching suspense, raw emotion and moral complexity. And we are simply ecstatic that Bryan Cranston, one of the planet’s finest actors, shares our enthusiasm and has agreed to play the lead. I can’t wait to shoot Your Honor and show it to the world!” 

Suffice it to say, Levine is excited—and so are we. It’s been more than five years since Cranston bowed out of Breaking Bad. Since then, he’s starred in Sneaky Pete, won an Oscar for Trumbo, frustrated Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm and lent his voice to Isle of the Dogs. Now he’s making his big return (and leaving the meth business behind).

The question remains: When will this show hit the air? For now, that’s TBD.

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