As anticipated, Sneaky Pete — a drama co-created by House‘s David Shore and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston — will get a second chance at life via Amazon Instant Video’s unique pilot preview process.
Amazon will debut the pilot on Friday, Aug. 7, after which viewers can provide feedback on whether a full season should be ordered.
Originally developed (but passed on) by CBS, Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a a con-man who, after leaving prison, hides from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He thus moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and is roped into their bail bond business. To maintain the charade, “Pete” must chase down criminals worse than himself, all while discovering a family life he’s never had.
The cast also includes Marin Ireland (Homeland), Margo Martindale (Justified), Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect), Libe Barer (Parenthood) and Shane McRae (Still Alice).
Also getting a preview from Amazon on Aug. 7 is Casanova, a drama pilot directed by Oscar nominee Jean Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and chronicling a little-known period in the life of one of 1the 8th century’s most famous playboys (played by Diego Luna, Y Tu Mama Tambien).