Bryan Cranston will be making a guest appearance in an upcoming episode of FOX’s animated comedy The Simpsons. Cranston, the star of AMC’s Breaking Bad, will appear in the second half of The Simpsons‘ upcoming 23rd season, in an episode titled “The Spy Who Learned Me.”
Cranston will play the elaborately named Stradivarius Cane, a “suave Hollywood superspy,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Only there’s a twist: Cane is only a hallucination of Homer’s, caused by Springfield’s resident idiot receiving a head injury. Cane reportedly will have “a very important mission: to make Homer into a man that Marge can’t resist.”
Breaking Bad, which stars Cranston as the morally dubious crystal meth manufacturer Walter White, will air its next episode, “Cornered,” August 21 on AMC. It was recently renewed for a fifth and final season.
The Simpsons will premiere its 23rd season on September 25, with its season premiere guest starring former 24 star Keifer Sutherland as an unemployed Jack Bauer type. The season will also include contributions from Doctor Who scribe Neil Gaiman, Glee actress Jane Lynch, and television chef Gordon Ramsey. Showtime’s Dexter will also be parodied sometime in the season. “The Spy Who Learned Me” will air sometime in early 2012.