Cranston is tapped to play a New Orleans-based respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. "Your Honor" is based on the Israeli series named "Kvodo" which was created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach with Ram Landes producing.
Peter Moffat will serve as showrunner of the Showtime limited series in addition to penning the first episode and several others. Robert and Michelle King will join as executive producers through their King Size Productions banner. Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg of Scripted World are also attached as executive producers alongside James Degus.
"Peter, Michelle and Robert have crafted an original thriller with gut-wrenching suspense, raw emotion and moral complexity," said Gary Levine, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. "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!"
This project marks Cranston's return to TV after his critically acclaimed performance on AMC's "Breaking Bad". The actor snagged four Emmys for his role on the drama series. Additionally, Cranston is also known for playing family patriarch Hal on the comedy series "Malcolm in the Middle". He nabbed with additional three Emmy nominations for the role.
"Your Honor" will start production in New Orleans later this year.