Franke Muniz Talks Possible ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ Reboot

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| LAST UPDATE 10/31/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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Who wouldn't love to see Malcolm in the middle again!? The sitcom's star, Frankie Muniz, might have hinted at the possibility of the show's reboot after mentioning his former co-star Bryan Cranston is working on a script for the show's revival. Although the comedy ended over 15 years ago, audiences still remain curious about where the dysfunctional yet lovable family could be today. So, is the possibility of a reboot really on the table? Let's take a closer look.

For those who never caught the hilarious yet oddly relatable sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle, let us break it down. The Emmy award-winning series ran for 7 seasons, beginning in 2000 until its final episode in 2006. Centered around the titular character, Malcolm, played by Muniz, the show follows the bright young boy living in the middle of his somewhat dysfunctional family while dealing with all the ins and outs of being a teenager.

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In the past, Cranston, who played the family's patriarch, has been pretty vocal about his desire to revisit the original sitcom and reprise his role as Hal. So, when Muniz recently sat down for an interview with Fox News Digital to promote the series, The Surreal Life, he also mentioned a thing or two about his time on Malcolm in the Middle. "I would love to know what the family's up to," he confessed. "I know Bryan Cranston is really into the idea [of the reboot], and he's kind of heading writing the script and getting everything rolling. So, there might be something. I would be down 100 percent. But I don't know - we'll see what happens."

As it turns out, Cranston and Muniz aren't the only two invested in a potential Malcolm in the Middle reboot - the show's creator, Linwood Boomer, is also a fan of the idea. The series was originally based on Boomer's life growing up as a middle child himself, so when conversation struck about a reboot, he confirmed to Entertainment Weekly they were "talking about it." So, make sure to stick around for any updates regarding the possible resurrection of one of the most adored sitcoms of all time!

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