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Watch a con man try to evade a gangster’s wrath in Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ trailer

Bryan Cranston has a new crime drama coming to Amazon, and the wait is almost over. The online retailer-slash-streamer has finally revealed Sneaky Pete‘s premiere date and official trailer.

The series follows a con man named Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), who is about to be released from jail when he finds out that a scary gangster (Cranston) is after him. He owes the man, Vince, $100,000, and his brother’s life is at stake. To deal with the situation, he borrows the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and tries to find a way to get the money.

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Marius ends up stepping into Pete’s shoes and showing up on the doorsteps of the other man’s grandparents, to whom he tries to explain his 20-year absence. It appears easy enough at first, but the family is more complicated than expected, with their own secrets to hide. Pete’s grandmother, Audrey (Margo Martindale), in particular, displays a healthy amount of skepticism and is clearly no doddering old woman.

Whatever Pete faces, his reactions will be intriguing. “A liar gets caught in a lie, they don’t come clean,” he says in the preview. “They build a bigger lie.”

We may also be challenged to figure out when he is and isn’t playing a role. The last line in the trailer seems to hint at big twists: “If you think you know who I really am, you’ve been conned.”

Sneaky Pete offers more than just a compelling story. The series gives us Cranston’s first major TV project since Breaking Bad wrapped in 2013. After his much-lauded run on the show, we have high hopes for his latest crime drama.

Sneaky Pete Season 1 hits Amazon on Friday, January 13.

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