Bryan Cranston’s Hit Series Is Being Delayed

Showtime decided to delay the start of Bryan Cranston's hit drama In Your Honor to January 2023 in order to avoid the upcoming holiday season.

By Chad Langen | Published

Bryan Cranston currently stars on the crime drama Your Honor on Showtime, and although the series has garnered mixed reactions from viewers, the actor has received remarkable praise for his performance on the show. The first season ranks as the top season debut ever on the network, and even though the show has been criticized for its close resemblance to other better programs, a second season was inevitable. Unfortunately, Deadline is reporting that the hotly anticipated second installment of the series has been pushed back from its mid-December release date to January 2023.

The decision behind the delay of season two reportedly comes down to timing. Due to the serialized nature of the show, Showtime wanted to avoid potential interruptions caused by holiday programming so that viewers could watch the series week after week. With that said, Breaking Bad alumni Bryan Cranston is set to return in the second season of Your Honor on Friday, January 13, 2023, via streaming and Sunday, January 15 at 9 pm for viewers planning to catch the show on-air.

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Bryan Cranston in In Your Honor

For In Your Honor, Bryan Cranston stars as a New Orleans judge who is forced to face his own deepest convictions when his son is involved in a hit-and-run that embroils an organized-crime family. As a wave of lies, vengeance, and deception threatens to overtake the entire city, Cranston’s Michael Desiato goes head-to-head with a series of increasingly impossible decisions and learns just how far a truthful man will go to save his son’s life. The first season of the series premiered December 6th, 2020 and concluded on February 14th, 2021.

In addition to Bryan Cranston, Your Honor stars Hope Davis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Amy Landecker, Keith Machekanyanga, Margo Martindale, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Hunter Doohan. The show was created by Peter Moffat, who also conceived the hit series Undercover. Emmy nominees Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Evil) executive produce the Showtime original series, with Joey Hartstone serving as showrunner and executive producer.

Bryan Cranston also executive produces the series alongside James Degus for Moonshot Entertainment. Your Honor is produced by CBS Studios in association with King Size Productions. Other executive producers include Danna Stern, Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya, Ram Landes, Ron Eilon, and Alon Aranya.

Although critical and audience reception for Your Honor has been mixed, the series has won several awards including the British Society of Cinematographer’s award for Television Drama and the International Sound & Film Music Festival award for Best Original Score, Series or Limited Series. Additionally, Bryan Cranston received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

Currently, Your Honor holds a critical score of 50% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 50 reviews. Audience reception for the series is slightly better with a fresh rating of 66%. Here’s to hoping the forthcoming second season can elevate the series to new heights and serve as yet another critically acclaimed show for Bryan Cranston to add to his already impressive resume.