Sneaky Pete, the anticipated drama executive produced by Bryan Cranston and written by David Shore, has gotten an official pickup to series by Amazon, which will offer the series through its Prime Video service starting in 2016, reports Variety.
Amazon picked up the pilot back in September, and now the one-hour show, which will star Giovanni Ribisi, has been given the greenlight for additional episodes. In it, Ribisi stars as a conman who assumes the identity of his former cellmate, Pete (played by Ethan Embry; The Walking Dead, Grace & Frankie), after being released from prison. He takes up with Pete’s family, who presumably hasn’t seen him for the past 20 years, getting involved in the family bail bond business, and eventually acting as a skip tracer, seeking out fugitives to take them down.
“When a liar gets caught in a lie,” Ribisi’s character says in the trailer, “they build a bigger lie.”
Also starring in the show are Marin Ireland (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife, The Millers), Peter Gerety (Public Morals, Madam Secretary), Libe Barer (Parenthood), and Shane McRae (The Following, Chicago Fire).
Roy Price, Vice President at Amazon Studios, calls the show an “incredible addition to Amazon’s expanding drama slate” and says the company is “eager for its premiere in 2016.” There’s no word yet on how many episodes will make up the inaugural season. But if the premise has piqued your interest, the pilot episode is already available on Amazon Video, and it features an appearance from Cranston himself, who’s credited as a guest star.
The pilot episode was directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon, who also serves as executive producer. The show is a co-production in partnership with Sony Pictures TV.
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