Sneaky Pete Renewed Season 2 Amazon

Sneaky Pete Renewed for Season 2

The con will go on: Amazon has renewed Sneaky Pete for a second season.

The streaming service announced the pick-up on Thursday, less than a week after the debut of Sneaky Pete‘s first season. Giovanni Ribisi stars as a con man who assumes his cellmate’s identity after he’s released from prison; the supporting cast includes Emmy winners Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Bryan Cranston, who also co-created the show and serves as an executive producer.

Sneaky Pete has been down a long road already: CBS first developed it as a pilot back in early 2015, and passed on it in May of that year. Amazon picked it up and tweaked the pilot before releasing it to its subscribers in August 2015; the streaming service then gave it a series order the following month. After the move from CBS to Amazon, Graham Yost (Justified) took over showrunning duties from co-creator David Shore (House).

Like its streaming-service peers, Amazon doesn’t release ratings data for its shows, but it did reveal that Sneaky Pete scored the second-most streams for an Amazon original series on its opening day, behind only The Man in the High Castle.

“Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost have done a masterful job of steering the cast to fantastic performances,” Amazon Studios head of comedy and drama Joe Lewis said in a statement. “Both the critical response and our customers’ engagement with the series are key factors in our enthusiasm to bring our audience a second season of Sneaky Pete.”

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12 Comments
  1. Leon says:

    Great news, I’m currently on episode 8. Fantastic show, so happy it’s been renewed as it’s been so entertaining right from the off. Fully deserved.

  2. asm says:

    This is an amazing show. It reminds you of the Ocean eleven’s series. But for TV, and much better because it has family values (not the anti-gay stuff), love, etc.

  3. D says:

    This show is absolutely a some can’t wait for seson 2!!!!!

  4. Sarah D says:

    Yay!! This show is amazing. Love it.

  5. The Beach says:

    So the show runner is from Justified. No wonder I liked it so much. Very glad that he cast Raylon’s partner Marshall Tim…love that actor.

  6. MzTeaze says:

    Great now we can find out how Marius will deal with Pete’s new problems. Really liked this show.

  7. Kathy says:

    Love the show. Just finished watching it……eagerly looking forward to season 2. Hope Margo stays on.

  8. Susan Wooten says:

    Giovanni Ribisi and the cast of Sneaky Pete are awesome!! We loved the story line, including the cons and the rich characters of the dysfunctional family. We loved the twists and turns, the intrigue, but most of all we loved how Pete cares about his friends and adopted family and will do anything to protect them. Hurry up and finish Season 2, we are on pins and needles!!

  9. Roberta Kauffman says:

    I just finished watching the first season and immediately Googled to see if it would be back. I can’t wait for season 2. Wonderful cast and great story. Anything Bryan Cranston is involved in is good.

  10. Brad hill says:

    Love sneaky Pete. want more in future