Bryan Cranston to star in Showtime limited series Your Honor
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that six-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) will be returning to television for the upcoming Showtime political thriller Your Honor.
The 10-episode limited series, coming from The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King and showrunner Peter Moffat (The Night Of), was originally ordered by the network in October 2017 and is set to explore the various levels of New Orleans society. Cranston is set to play a respected judge who engages in a game of lies, deceit and impossible choices following his son’s involvement in a hit-and-run.
“Peter, Michelle and Robert have crafted an original thriller with gut-wrenching suspense, raw emotion and moral complexity,” Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine said. “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!”
Cranston is attached to executive produce the series alongside the Kings and Moffat, who will write multiple episodes including the pilot, and production is slated to premiere sometime this year in New Orleans.
Moffat has previously worked in primarily English television, with the first season of his acclaimed crime drama series Criminal Justice being developed for American audiences in the form of the HBO crime thriller The Night Of, which was nominated for 12 Emmys and won five, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Riz Ahmed (Venom).
Cranston has made a name for himself in television for over two decades with minor roles on Seinfeld and The King of Queens before making it big with the acclaimed 2000 sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and returning with the 2008 crime drama Breaking Bad, which earned him four Emmys for his lead performance and is considered by most to be one of the greatest shows of all time.