HBO Films has plans to bring the Broadway play All the Way to the small screen with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston starring as President Lyndon Johnson. He also played the ex-president in the Broadway version, which earned him a Tony for lead actor.

The series will be a behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon Johnson's first year in office. It follows him as he takes the reigns of the country following President John F. Kennedy's assassination, deals with the Vietnam War and launches his landmark civil rights bill.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan will be producing and adapting the play for HBO with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Bryan Cranston producing. No production schedule has been set.