The popular Showtime series Your Honor is set to end with its upcoming second season.
The show’s star Bryan Cranston confirmed this in a recent episode (opens in new tab) from Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, revealing that he is currently “preparing to [its] second and final season.”
your honor, which was adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo and originally conceived as a one-season production for Showtime, follows Cranston’s Michael Desiato, a prominent New Orleans judge whose integrity is threatened when his son is involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident. escape. Michael Stuhlbarg and Hope Davis also star in the show.
“As [Showtime] tell me, [Your Honor] got higher ratings than any other series they’ve ever had,” Cranston said on Shepard’s podcast, in reference to the show’s unexpectedly stellar first-year performance. For context, it garnered 7.4 million viewers, the most of any new Showtime production since Billions, starring Damian Lewis, released in 2016.
Not even last year’s critical hit yellow jackets outperformed the gritty legal thriller for the streaming service owned by ViacomCBS, which says something about its commercial and cultural value.
Incidentally, reviewers were not so unanimously impressed by Your Honor. The limited series sports a lackluster 50% Critics Rating on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab), with verdicts ranging from “chillingly visceral and powerfully intense” to “excruciating to watch”. There.
Still, neither Showtime nor the cast and crew of Your Honor are going to care much for the critical reception of its debut season (it just so happens that Joey Hartstone, who served as head writer on the show’s first few episodes, was promoted to season 2 showrunner).
We still haven’t received a premiere date for Your Honor’s return, but we do know that its second season will be 10 episodes long. As with the first season, the series will be available to stream on Showtime Anytime in the US and on Sky and Now TV in the UK.
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