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Sneaky Pete: Amazon sets series order for Bryan Cranston-produced drama

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Bryan Cranston’s Sneaky Pete has been given a series order by Amazon, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.

Originally developed for CBS, Amazon picked up the hour-long pilot – which was directed by executive producer Seth Gordon – earlier this summer, and debuted it on Aug. 7.

Sneaky Pete follows a con man (played by Giovanni Ribisi) who, after being released from prison, steals the identity of his cellmate, Pete, in order to start a new life. He soon begins living and working with Pete’s family, helping out with their bail bond business.

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“We are excited to bring to Amazon’s customers a new compelling series headlined by Giovanni Ribisi from the minds of David Shore and Bryan Cranston,” Amazon Studios vice president, Roy Price, said in a statement. “Sneaky Pete is an incredible addition to Amazon’s expanding drama slate and we are eager for its premiere in 2016.”

Cranston created the series alongside David Shore (House), who also penned the pilot. The new Amazon Original Series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, and costars Margo Martindale, Marin Ireland, Libe Barer, Peter Gerety, and Shane McRae.

Sneaky Pete is set to premiere on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, and Japan in 2016.

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