It looks like Bryan Cranston has found himself a new gig to occupy his time between the end of “Breaking Bad” this summer and the show’s end next year — and this time, it’s coming courtesy of NBC.
In a new post on Twitter Monday, actor Rainn Wilson first confirmed that the actor — fresh off of directing an episode of “Modern Family” this past season — is going to be going behind the chair for an installment of “The Office” this coming season. Cranston is of course no stranger to comedy, having become a household name courtesy of his role as “Malcolm in the Middle.” The good news for the cast here is that based on the photo that Wilson tweeted, this is the loving and warm-hearted version of the actor with hair — and not the incredibly scary man that you see in the photo to the left of this article.
Cranston (at least according to Entertainment Weekly) is also going to be stepping behind he director’s chair next summer for a “Breaking Bad” episode, but it will not be the finale or the few leading up to it. The show has eight more episodes left to shoot, and the question now is just how the producers are going to wrap up this Walter White story in a way that is both realistic and satisfying to the fans. (We still don’t have any idea how he is going to make it out of this alive…)
As for what is coming up for “The Office” this season, we know already that Dunder-Mifflin is going to have an array of new characters in the midst of what is going to be a transition year. Mindy Kaling is leaving the show, and Wilson may be doing the same as he heads over to his spin-off “The Farm.”
Are you excited to see Cranston working on this show? To check out our review of Sunday night’s “Breaking Bad” episode, be sure and click on the link here.