It’s only been a few days since the Breaking Bad series finale, and we’re already panicking about not having Bryan Cranston in our life every week. So when we heard that Walter White himself would be getting a new television gig on the reg, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Our biggest question? Will it be anything like Breaking Bad, or the much-hyped rumored spin-off Better Call Saul?

Wellll, not exactly. Although we won’t get the same cooking lessons we got on the AMC show, we will get to keep learning something from our guy Bry. Word is he’ll be showing off his history knowledge as narrator for the History Channel’s digital network H2, on their new show Big History, a 10-hour series partially funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

“I was asked to be the voice of 13.7 billion years of history,” Bryan says of his new opportunity. H2 explains the show as a pretty giant undertaking. The 17-episode season seeks to “help change the way history is experienced and taught.” An offshoot of the Big History academic movement, each episode will “begin with an iconic topic,” but will then “spin into surprising journeys through other fields, weaving together insights and evidence from various disciplines” including astronomy, chemistry, anthropology, and the like.

Although we’re dying (too soon?) for Bryan to hit the small screen again for another hit drama, we’re looking forward to hearing him recreate the world for us in his own unique way.

Source: Deadline


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