NBC has ordered a project from Bryan Cranston, marking his first big television sale as a producer. Deadline.com reports that the “Breaking Bad” star sold the comedy “The Dangerous Book for Boys” to the network.
The project “landed at NBC with a significant penalty and a premium license fee,” the story notes. Greg Mottola, the director of “Superbad,” is writing and directing the adaptation of a book of the same name.
The family comedy tracks three teenage boys who are given their dad’s guide to living after he dies. “This has been a passion project for Cranston, who optioned the rights to the best-selling 2006 British book in June and helped shape up the idea for the series,” the piece notes.