Showtime's 'Your Honor': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Bryan Cranston's upcoming show
Get set to see Bryan Cranston as the lead in the high-stakes TV series 'Your Honor' which will see the actor play another upright citizen turned morally ambiguous parent figure. Who else is getting 'Breaking Bad' flashbacks?
Described as a "legal thriller" on Showtime's website, 'Your Honor' casts Bryan Cranston in the lead as a respected New Orleans judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run. What follows is "a game of lies, deceit and impossible choices".
Adapted from the Israeli series 'Kvodo', the show will be a 10-episode limited series produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Robert and Michelle King’s King Size Productions. Given the quasi father-son dynamic between Cranston and Aaron Paul in 'Breaking Bad', we can't wait to see Cranston star as another morally ambiguous parent figure.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series:
The series is still in pre-production and the launch date is yet to be announced.
A respected New Orleans judge tries to protect his son after he becomes involved in a hit-and-run. The original Israeli series 'Kvodo', on which the show is based, is a twist on the "protective parent" trope.
Billed as a "morally complex drama", it revolves around a judge who is about to turn in his guilty son after he is involved in a hit-and-run incident. However, he soon realizes that the accident's victim is a member of a crime family that metes out its own brand of justice.
Oscar nominee and Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston has signed on to star in the show. He will also be an executive producer on the show alongside 'The Good Wife' and 'The Good Fight' creators Robert and Michelle King.
Cranston is best known for his career-defining role in 'Breaking Bad' as a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer. His breakthrough role came earlier on the comedy-drama 'Malcom in the Middle' where he starred as Hal, the easy-going, eccentric and harried father of four boys. His recent TV roles include 'Sneaky Pete', which he co-created and cameos on shows like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams'.
The other main lead will be Hunter Doohan (Truth Be Told, Westworld) who will star opposite Cranston as his son, Adam Desiato, a high school senior.
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name) will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family. Stuhlbarg has previously starred in the Oscar-winning fantasy film 'The Shape of Water' and TV series like 'Fargo' and 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Night Of) will play the girlfriend of Doohan's character. Black-D’Elia was featured in the miniseries 'The Night Of'. She is also known for her roles in 'Skins' and 'Gossip Girl'.
BAFTA-winning, British TV writer/playwright Peter Moffat will serve as showrunner and has written multiple episodes of the American adaptation. He will also serve as the exec producer alongside Robert and Michelle King.
Bryan Cranston, Liz Glotzer (The Good Fight, Castle Rock, The Shawshank Redemption), Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg (Hostages, Betrayal) and James Degus will also serve as executive producers.
We’ll be bringing you a trailer for the new season as soon as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned for updates.
Where to watch:
You can catch the show when it airs on Showtime.
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