The TV landscape is becoming just as populated with reboots and revivals as the film industry, and Fox is easily one of the biggest perpetrators of this trend. The network brought back its beloved action-drama series 24 with the event series 24: Live Another Day, and now they are set to bring back The X-Files with another new event series, debuting this coming January. While we wait to see the next show that will be brought back from the dead, Frankie Muniz suggested on his Twitter account that he wants to bring back his hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Here's what the actor had to say yesterday.
"How fun would "Malcolm In The Mid-life Crisis" be? I wonder what Malcolm and his family would be up to now!"
When asked if there were any official discussions about bringing Malcolm in the Middle back to the airwaves, the actor said he was just "gaging interest." The series followed Frankie Muniz' title character, who tries to survive amidst his chaotic family, including his father Hal (Bryan Cranston), mother Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) and brothers Francis (Christopher Masterson) and Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan). The series ran for six seasons, between 2000 and 2006.
Of course, if there was interest from the network in bringing Malcolm in the Middle back, the whole cast would likely have to be involved. Bryan Cranston went on to become a huge star in Breaking Bad, and he will next be seen on the big screen in the upcoming biopic Trumbo, where he plays screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He also lends his voice to Kung Fu Panda 3, DreamWorks Animation's animated sequel that hits theaters next January.
As for the rest of the cast, Jane Kaczmarek went on to star in TNT's Raising the Bar, and she currently stars in USA Network's Playing House. Christopher Masterson most recently had an arc on Syfy's Haven last year, but Erik Per Sullivan hasn't acted since 2010's Twelve. Back in 2013, shortly after the Breaking Bad finale aired, an "alternate ending" surfaced where Bryan Cranston woke up from a vivid dream, describing his drug-dealing ways as Walter White to Jane Kaczmarek, which connected Malcolm in the Middle to Breaking Bad in a humorous fashion.
As of now, we don't know whether or not the rest of the cast has any interest in bringing Malcolm in the Middle back to the small screen. It's worth noting also that Frankie Muniz is only 29 years old, which makes him a bit too young to have a "mid-life crisis." It also isn't known if series creator Linwood Boomer would come back to create a new sequel TV series, but we'll have to wait and see if there's enough interest. Would you like to see Malcolm in the Middle on your TV once again?