Bryan Cranston's Sneaky Pete Gets Amazon Series Order

The con is on at Amazon.

The streaming service has given a series order to Sneaky Pete, a drama from EPs Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House) that stars Giovanni Ribisi as a man who hides from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.

Sneaky Pete was originally developed by CBS, but when the Eye network passed on it, Amazon stepped in and aired the pilot last month, then allowed viewers to decide whether or not to proceed with additional episodes.

Marin Ireland (The Slap, Homeland) plays the real Pete’s cousin Julia, who is running her family’s bail-bond business; Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Peter Gerety (the U.S. version of Prime Suspect) also star as family matriarch and patriarch Audrey and Otto.

Amazon also ordered additional scripts for Casanova, a Diego Luna drama focusing on the famed lothario that also screened its pilot last month.

Were you among the Amazon-ians who watched and weighed in on Sneaky Pete’s fate? Excited for more episodes? Sound off below!

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  1. HAP says:

    I was certainly not overwhelmed by the pilot. Thought it was OK. Any idea how many episodes they have green-lighted?

  2. Dean says:

    At this rate there should be an award category for streaming programs just so Brian Cranston can score another Emmy.

  3. Murica! says:

    Great news!!! I really enjoyed both Sneaky Pete and Casanova. Glad that they’re both picked up.

  4. Deion says:

    I enjoyed Sneaky Pete. Seemed like a much less over the top version of Banshee, which we will be losing after this next season.

  5. Shaun says:

    Way similar to Impastor,but not a comedy?

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good news about Sneaky Pete. Pilot episode was good.

  7. Jared says:

    I didn’t like the pilot as much as I thought I would given the talent that’s involved.

  8. bryce says:

    Amazon pilots series are so… Dumb.

  9. YAY I’m happy about this. I watched the pilot and voted for this to become a series. I love Giovanni Ribisi.

  10. lkh says:

    I like Sneaky Pete. Really good cast and I like Ribisi. He looks like he could be the real life Sneaky Pete. Glad it’ll be back.

  11. Megan Parker says:

    I absolutely loved the pilot and was hoping strongly for it to be picked up. Now the most important question…When does the new season air!?

  12. Troy Davis says:

    Leaves you wanting more (:

  13. T says:

    Enjoyed Sneaky Pete.
    When will it continue? Its been a long wait

  14. Robyn says:

    Saw the pilot. Enjoyed a lot! When can we see more episodes?

  15. ann says:

    Great pilot. I was looking up to see when more episodes will be ready.

  16. Love the show! Can’t wait to see the next episode! Pass the word about this new show. Katherine

  17. Cathy Dow says:

    Loved Sneaky Pete!! Anything that Brian Cranston is involved with is sure to be worth watching. Need more episodes!!!

  18. Shannon Mitchell says:

    Thereis never anything watchable anymore! Then we find Sneaky Pete and love it but only have access to one episode?!? Please! More Sneaky Pete! We love Gionanni and the rest of the cast is endearing! Lots of opportunity for misadventure & good intentions. We are rooting for Sneaky Pete!

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  20. romaine moore says:

    I loved the pilot (watched it twice) and cannot wait for more. It helps that I’m a fan of both Cranston and Ribisi and surprise endings!! Please more Sneaky Pete.

  21. KatSim says:

    YES PLEASE! MORE SNEAKY PETE!!! I hope it will be soon. No word yet on when the rest will be released, huh?

  22. Lilli loo says:

    I love sneaky pete….when will there more !

  23. James Lee says:

    This is a brilliant show. Good writers and good actors. Hope to see many episodes in the not too distant future, please!!!

  24. Erica Reddy says:

    I really enjoyed the pilot. Definitely want more episodes.

  25. Maggie says:

    Love, love, love it! Can’t wait to see more!!!!

  26. Brooke A says:

    I love love love Sneaky Pete, please bring more episodes back.

  27. Don says:

    Sneakypete is awsome. Anyone who has a brain knows this will b a great show. Cannot wait to see more.

  28. Kevin says:

    I really liked the pilot. Not overly violent, creative and interesting plot. Glad it gets a chance!

  29. Susan Loeffler says:

    Sneaky Pete is absolutely everything that is good about non-network television: stellar acting, superior writing, directing, producing, fast-paced intelligent and fun tv. Can’t wait for the rest of the season!

  30. vinny says:

    More episodes! Now!

  31. Elle says:

    I liked it very much ,hope it comes back