While it may be close to a decade since Breaking Bad concluded its epic run (September 2013), the series remains one of the most prevalent in American pop culture.
If you’re looking for proof, look no further than the recent episode of the Showtime series Your Honor, which, of course, stars Breaking Bad legend Bran Cranston.
During the most recent episode of the series — Sunday night’s “Part Fourteen” — Your Honor made a direct reference to Breaking Bad by not only casting the actor who played Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) but by having Cranston’s character seemingly recognize him from a past life.
The social media team over at Showtime also played up the encounter, which makes it clear that the reaction from Cranston was an intentional creative choice:
On the latest #YourHonor, Michael meets Carmine Conti for the first time… but his face rings a bell. #YourHonor pic.twitter.com/eIbqxNvDVL
— SHOWTIME (@Showtime) February 5, 2023
Originally premiering in December 2020, Your Honor features Cranston as Michael Desiato, a prominent New Orleans judge who begins to break his moral code after his son kills someone in a hit-and-run accident.
In addition to the Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated Cranston, Your Honor also stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Hope Davis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Sofia Black-D’Elia, Carmen Ejogo, Hunter Doohan, Benjamin Flores Jr., Andrene Ward-Hammond, and more.
Cranston, 66 years old, has a pair of significant projects set to premiere in 2023, both of which are feature films with star-studded casts.
First, he’ll be starring in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City alongside the likes of Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Goldblum, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Hope Davis, Tony Revolori, Jason Schwartzman, and more. That’ll hit theaters on June 23.
Then, later this year, he’ll star in Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle alongside Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, Rob Delaney, Catherine O’Hara, and more.
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