Bryan Cranston to reunite with Malcolm in the Middle co-star in Breaking Bad season five

Jane Kaczmarek has confirmed that she will appear on the critically acclaimed crime drama this summer


Bryan Cranston is reuniting with his Malcolm and the Middle co-star, Jane Kaczmarek, for the final season of Breaking Bad.


Cranston and Kaczmarek played the volatile couple, Hal and Lois, in the family sitcom about taking care of four rambunctious boys, which ran in the US on Fox from 2000-2006.

Dean Norris, who plays Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad, posted a picture on Twitter earlier last week (above), igniting rumours that Kaczmarek could be cast in the critically acclaimed drama.

Jane Kaczmarek has now confirmed her involvement with the crime drama via Twitter, posting, “Yes, it’s true… I will indeed be on #BreakingBad. Can’t wait for you all to see it. Congrats to @BryanCranston for his win tonight.”

Breaking Bad is an award-winning drama that started in 2008. Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a chemistry teacher who contracts lung cancer. Knowing that he has no way to pay for his treatment and support his family, he joins up with his old student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a minor drug dealer and turns to making the purest crystal meth in New Mexico. The series chronicles Walter’s struggle to stay alive and to keep his meth-making habits a secret. 

Bryan Cranston recently won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his portrayal as Walter White. 

Breaking Bad also stars Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, and RJ Mitte. 

There’s no word yet on what her role will be, but Jane Kaczmarek plays a good, angry, aggressive mother, so fans of Malcolm will be hoping that Hal and Lois will have one last screaming match.

The remaining eight episodes of Breaking Bad will air on US cable network AMC this summer. 


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