Bryan Cranston could produce a TV version of 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'

Cranston played a TV dad on the show 'Malcolm in the Middle' from 2000 to 2006.

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Bryan Cranston's production company has reportedly optioned the rights to 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' for a possible TV adaptation.

Actor Bryan Cranston is returning to his family TV roots – through his production company, anyway.

“Breaking Bad” actor Cranston, who also recently won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as former president Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way,” has reportedly optioned a TV adaptation of the book “The Dangerous Book for Boys” through his production company.

“Dangerous” was first released in America in 2007 (it hit UK shelves in 2006) and includes instructions for such activities as making paper airplanes as well as instructional essays on historical conflicts and famous figures.

According to Variety, the “Dangerous” TV show will center on three boys growing up without a father. 

Before his role on “Bad,” Cranston starred as father Hal on the Fox TV series “Malcolm in the Middle,” which aired from 2000 to 2006.

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