Bryan Cranston returns to TV in HBO adaptation of Broadway hit All the Way

The Breaking Bad alum stars as US president Lyndon B Johnson in the role that won him a Tony Award, and Steven Spielberg will serve as the film’s executive producer


Good news for Bryan Cranston fans: the Breaking Bad star is returning to television.


HBO has confirmed a TV film adaptation of the Broadway hit All the Way, the Tony-winning play in which Cranston stars as 36th US president Lyndon B Johnson.

The play follows LBJ’s shaky first year in office after President Kennedy’s assassination. He takes on the Vietnam War, spearheads a civil rights bill and fights to win election to his first full presidential term.

All the Way was named best play at the Tonys last month, and Cranston took home the Tony for lead actor in a play.


Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, The Pacific) is adapting his play for HBO Films. Steven Spielberg is on board to executive produce, alongside Cranston, Schenkkan, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, United States of Tara) and James Degus.