Bryan Cranston will once again flex his dramatic muscle for the small screens in an upcoming legal / crime drama series: Your Honor. Which, on face value, runs surprisingly parallel to his role as Walter White / Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.
Ditching the Nobel prize-winning scientist turned high school chemistry teacher character, Cranston will now portray Michael Desiato – a respected local judge who is forced to navigate less-than-legal waters for the sake of his family. After his son kills a man in a hit-and-run incident, Judge Desiato vows to protect his son by any means necessary. But morality isn’t the only thing he’ll be forced to grapple with.
As it is soon revealed, the murdered man happens to be the son of a prolific Mafioso – “the head of the most vicious crime family”. This Mafioso believes the death of his son to be a deliberate attack. Specifically, one that will pit the Mafia with a rival crime family in the heart of New Orleans. What had intended to be a simple cover up soon escalates into a ground-shattering event.
Your Honor has been adapted from the Israeli television drama Kvodo. Created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, this 10-part miniseries has been written by the BAFTA-winning English playwright + screenwriter, Peter Moffat (Hawking starring Benedict Cumberbatch). In terms of cast, joining Cranston will be Hunter Doohan, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Carmen Ejogo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Hope Davis, and more.
Your Honor is scheduled to premiere on Showtime come December this year. It’s also scheduled to hit Stan around the same time.