Pilot Scoop: Margo Martindale Joins CBS' Sneaky Pete, From David Shore and Bryan Cranston

Margo Martindale is returning to her dramatic roots, with a starring role in CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete, TVLine has learned.

From exec producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, the potential series centers on an incarcerated thirtysomething con man takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, partnering with a very attractive female “cousin” who has her suspicions about his real motives.

Martindale, who is coming off CBS’ short-lived comedy The Millers but is best known for her dramatic work on FX’s Justified and The Americans, plays Audrey,who with her husband is trying to keep the family bail bond business afloat when Pete shows up on their door step.

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19 Comments
  1. jp says:

    I love this actress. She was great on the Americans and on the Millers. So glad she will be back on tv!

  2. bella says:

    She was exceptional on Justified. This series sounds like it could be good, too.

  3. Tran says:

    Can’t believe Margo Martindale is back in the CBS family only this time in a dramatic role. Guess I’m still very happy about the cancellation of The Millers.

    • Boyer says:

      She’s on CBS again because she’s not a fool. She obviously realize that shows get cancelled for good reasons, and holding grudges is a stupid idea if she wants to keep working.

  4. Bill says:

    Great news. The terrific Margo Martindale deserves to be back on TV. She has more talent in her little finger than some have in their whole bodies. Let’s hope this pilot gets picked up by CBS and is the vehicle for her to have a long run on television.

  5. Simon Jester says:

    While I’m happy for her, I hope there are some windows in the shooting schedule that will allow her to continue her occasional appearances on THE AMERICANS!

  6. Iakovos says:

    Love Margo Martindale. I am not sure SNEAKY PETE, from what I read here, is the best showcase for her and her considerable talents. Sounds very USA Network.

  7. Candice says:

    Love her on Justified. The premise of this show sounds like Banshee meets Stephanie Bond with a little Rectify mixed in.

  8. WMJ4520 says:

    I’ll watch Martindale in almost anything. I say almost because even I couldn’t watch more than one episode of the Millers.

  9. Linda Magoon says:

    I love her. She was great on the Millers!

  10. Floyd Smith says:

    Am I the only one hoping that they cast Aaron Paul as Sneaky Pete??!!

  11. herman1959 says:

    Margo Martindale has always been best in a drama. I noticed her first in 100 Centre Street – anyone else remember it?

  12. tsevca says:

    Looks good.