Bryan Cranston developing 'Dangerous Book for Boys' TV series

By Will Ashton,

Having finished his development in what is widely considered one of the best shows around today, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is looking to move on to another series. This time, however, this is not in front of the camera, but behind it, as Cranston has just optioned the rights to Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys for an upcoming TV series.

As Variety reports, Cranston's Moon Shot Entertainment has just bought the rights to make the book into a comedy series. Cranston will be working on this project alongside James Degus, an exec for Moon Shot.

With a first-look pact with Sony Pictures TV, under whom Cranston worked for Breaking Bad, the show should begin shopping around to different networks in the near future.

The series will follow three boys as they use their imaginations to navigate growing up without a father. The book is a collection of tongue-in-cheek stories and how-to-passages designed for helping boys of the digital age embrace the importance of maintaining a sense of adventure.

The book became a best-seller back in the U.K. back in 2006, swimming across the pond here to the U.S. and other markets not long after. Although producer Scott Rudin tried to turn this into a movie back in 2007, that film never came off the ground.

There is no word on who will write the show. Producing drama and comedy series for broadcast and cable networks, Cranston has said that his goal with the company is to look for unusual perspectives and storytelling techniques. One of those includes a comedy program for Crackle, as USA Today reported back in April.

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