Bryan Cranston has confirmed a reunion.
The classic Fox sitcom, starring Frankie Muniz as the titular Malcolm, ran for 151 episodes from 2000-2006, however it’s remained a firm favourite of fans nearly 15 years after its last episode.
However, the family are marking the show’s 20th birthday by getting back together for a Zoom reunion, echoing and ‘ casts’ gatherings over the course of the past few months.
Cranston took to Instagram to announce the get-together, with proceeds of the event – which will feature ‘lots of great stuff from the show that could be yours’ – going towards Healing California, ‘an amazing organisation that provides FREE dental, medical and vision care to those in need’.
The star, who played Hal on the sitcom, wrote:
Here we are… all are stuck in this five months of quarantine! Can you imagine how Hal would have gone bonkers on #MalcolmintheMiddle if he had to stay inside with his five knuckle-headed boys?! Makes me smile to think about that.
The 64-year-old then added: ‘So, if you’ve been missing some silliness in your life, check us out this Saturday night 8/8 for a 20th anniversary celebration of the show’s premiere… the whole thing is the brain child of Linwood Boomer, our show’s creator, to benefit his charity [Healing California].’
Cranston explained that the whole cast is returning for a Zoom call to read the first-ever episode – which aired on January 9, 2000, introducing all the main characters and following Malcolm’s struggles and fears to be placed in the accelerated learning class.
Alonsgide Muniz’s Malcolm and Cranston’s Hal, Justin Berfield’s Reese, Christopher Masterson’s Francis, Erik Per Sullivan’s Dewey and Jane Kaczmarek’s Lois are all set to appear in the reunion.