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.
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