Bryan Cranston returning to Broadway with 'Network'

US actor Bryan Cranston. (AFP File Photo)

Veteran actor Bryan Cranston is set to make his Broadway comeback with "Network".

The National Theatre announced that the "Breaking Bad" star is returning to the New York stage, bringing his Olivier Award-winning performance as Howard Beale in "Network".

Directed by Tony winner Ivo Van Hove and adapted by Lee Hall, "Network" is based on 1976 movie of the same name. It premiered at London's National Theatre in November of last year.

"We are excited as hell to bring Ivo van Hove's brilliantly innovative and electrifying production of Network to Broadway this fall.

"The incomparable Bryan Cranston brings Howard Beale to brilliant life and we are so thrilled for American audiences to have the opportunity to experience his masterful performance and this spectacular new play," the production's producers said in a statement to LondonTheatre.co.uk.

Cranston was last on Broadway stage in 2014 with "All the Way", which won Tony Awards for Best Play and his performance as President Lyndon B Johnson.

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