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Bryan Cranston to Star in Showtime Legal Thriller ‘Your Honor’

TCA 2019: New Orleans-based series will premiere in 2020

Bryan Cranston will star in and executive produce Showtime legal thriller “Your Honor,” the premium-cable channel’s programming president Gary Levine announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

The 10-episode limited series, set in New Orleans, is set to premiere in 2020. Production begins later this year in the Big Easy.

The “Breaking Bad” alum will play “a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices,” per Showtime.

Peter Moffat is showrunner. “Good Fight” husband and wife team Robert and Michelle King will executive produce.

“Peter, Michelle and Robert have crafted an original thriller with gut-wrenching suspense, raw emotion and moral complexity,” 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!”

“Your Honor,” produced by CBS Television Studios in association with King Size Productions, is being adapted from the Israeli series “Kvodo,” created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, produced by Ram Landes and airing on the country’s Yes TV. Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg of Scripted World and James Degus will also serve as executive producers.