Bryan Cranston teased potential Your Honor season 3 involvement

Showtime hasn't renewed Your Honor for season 3, but given its success on Netflix, a renewal could be in the cards. But would Bryan Cranston be in it?
(L-R): Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato and Lilli Kay as Fia Baxter in YOUR HONOR, “Part Eleven”. Photo credit: Andrew Cooper/SHOWTIME.
(L-R): Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato and Lilli Kay as Fia Baxter in YOUR HONOR, “Part Eleven”. Photo credit: Andrew Cooper/SHOWTIME. /

Lately, Bryan Cranston has had one of the top-performing shows on Netflix. No, you didn't transport back to 2012 when Breaking Bad was all the rage and the biggest show to watch on Netflix. The Emmy Award-winning actor starred in the Showtime crime drama series Your Honor, which brought both of its seasons to Netflix on May 31, 2024... and everyone is loving it.

Your Honor first premiered on Showtime with its 10-episode first season in December 2020 and was intended to be a limited series. However, in August 2021, the cable network renewed the series for a second season, which also contains 10 episodes. Unfortunately, after season 2 finished airing in March 2023, Showtime has not renew the show for a third season.

Back in July 2022, Cranston's comments regarding the show on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast seemed to hint toward Your Honor ending with season 2. "As they tell me, it got higher ratings than any other series they’ve ever had — and so, one more season of that," he said of the series on the podcast, though he later said the meaning behind his comment was misunderstood.

During a panel discussion with Deadline in April 2023, Cranston clarified the crossed wires about the future of Your Honor and underlined the show's uncertain fate:

"My comment was I’m not sure that there could be or there is. There is some discussion. Showtime has indicated there is interest and we’re very proud to know that every episode in season 2 increased in the audience from the previous week. If it happens, fantastic, but it’d have to be some great reason to keep expanding in this world and to find out where the allegiances are. I’d be very interested in producing that. I don’t know about being in it because my guy’s back in prison."

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As Cranston said in the above quote, his character returns to prison the season 2 finale, and that's (currently, at least) how the series ends. A third season maybe wouldn't solely focus on Michael or feature him at all, though Cranston would still be on board as a producer in that event. But of course, where there's a will, there's a way for Cranston to star in a potential third season. Pull a few strings in the story and Michael could find himself out of prison somehow for a compelling new story.

While the renewal for season 2 came only a matter of months after the season 1 finale, it's been well over a year after season 2 completed its run and there have been little to no updates beyond the show's addition to Netflix. (The strikes could have had an impact on discussions.) It's worth noting that even though season 2's ratings did grow by the end of the run, viewership was down a lot compared to the first season.

Perhaps new discussions about Your Honor season 3 are being had between Showtime, Cranston, creator Peter Moffat, executive producers Robert and Michelle King, and other members of the creative team in the wake of the show's revived success on Netflix. If you're a fan of the series hoping for more, you will have to wait and see what happens in the future. But for now, nothing official has been announced and, as it stands, season 3 hasn't been ordered.

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