Bryan Cranston Returning to TV to Star in "All the Way" on HBO

The play and film chronicle LBJ taking office following the assassination of JFK

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    Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson during a performance of "All the Way."

    Bryan Cranston is coming back to TV. The "Breaking Bad" star will headline HBO's adaptation of "All the Way," the Broadway play about President Lyndon Johnson that netted Cranston a Tony award.

    Robert Schenkkan will adapt the play for HBO and serve as executive producer with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Cranston. James Degus is attached as a co-executive producer.

    The play and film chronicle President Johnson taking office following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During his first year, Johnson launched his landmark civil rights bill, dealt with the Vietnam War and the escalating tensions with the FBI.

    The Hollywood Reporter first reported on the news.

    Cranston, already an Emmy winner for "Breaking Bad," took home the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards for the play. He's also won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for "Breaking Bad." Cranston is up for his final Emmy for playing Walter White in the final season of "Breaking Bad" at the 2014 Emmy Awards held in August.

    Halfway to an EGOT! So, stop slacking and start working on that Grammy and Oscar, Heisenberg.