Bryan Cranston opens up about his interest in a ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ reunion

Actor Bryan Cranston revealed this week that there has been “some talk” of a possible “Malcolm in the Middle” reunion.

Cranston, who played Hal Wilkerson on the 2000s show, told E! The news that the reunion would be “interesting” was considered to be part of a storyline exploring the future of the show’s family.

“There was some talk about the possibility of doing a movie like Malcolm in the Middle,” Cranston told the outlet.

“We had such an amazing family for that matter, and I would definitely be open to it if a good idea came along like, ‘Oh, it would be cool to explore what happened to this family 20 years later. I can’t believe it really is, but it would be fun to do.”

The series, which aired for seven seasons from 2000 to 2006, has won a number of awards including seven Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.

FILE – The “Malcolm in the Middle” actor poses for a photo at the 2000 Hollywood Christmas Show.

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Cranston’s recent comments aren’t the first time he’s expressed interest in reviving Malcolm in the Middle.

Cranston told E! News in 2016 that he hopes a reunion will happen in the future.

“For no other reason than that I miss these crazy people… Yeah, I would love to,” Cranston said of a potential encounter.

Actor Frankie Muniz, who played the starring character on the show, revealed on Steve-O’s podcast in 2021 that Cranston had previously led the reunion effort and everyone was “on board” except for one member that Muniz didn’t mention.

“They want to make a movie about it and I don’t quite get it,” Muniz said, “but I’d be happy because it’s going to be great to see where Malcolm and his family are in 20 years, whatever it is…”.

“I know Brian was writing the script, so we’ll see what happens there.”

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