Bryan Cranston heads back to TV with 'All the Way'

Bryan Cranston stars as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play "All the Way."

Story highlights

  • Bryan Cranston is returning to TV with HBO's adaptation of "All the Way"
  • The actor won a Tony award for his work in the play
  • He portrayed the 36th U.S. President, Lyndon B. Johnson

Bryan Cranston is returning to television: HBO acquired the rights to Broadway's "All the Way," the Tony-winning play in which the "Breaking Bad" star portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson, the network confirmed to EW.

Cranston will reprise his role as the 36th President of the United States, with playwright Robert Schenkkan on board to adapt the stage version for the small screen.

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Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer on the HBO Films project.

"All the Way" was named best play at the Tonys last month, where Cranston took home a trophy for his performance as LBJ.

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The show closed June 29 after 131 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, breaking Broadway box office records when it grossed over $1.4 million over eight performances -- more than any play ever brought in during a single week.

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