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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, »
Bryan Cranston‘s Amazon show “Sneaky Pete” has landed a series order from the online retailer and production studio, according to media reports. The show stars Giovanni Ribisi, Margo Martindale and Ethan Embry, among others. Cranston guest stars and executive produces the crime comedy’s pilot, which is also exec produced by David Shore, Seth Gordon, James Degus and Erin Gunn. “Sneaky Pete” revolves around a con-man (Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his prison cellmate, and cons his way into a family bail bond business. In order to keep the charade up, he plays the part of a skip tracer, »
- Tony Maglio
It may have taken four months longer, but Bryan Cranston and David Shore’s hourlong pilot Sneaky Pete got where it was looking to get last spring — with a series order. I hear Amazon is picking up to series the Giovanni Ribisi-starring pilot, from Sony Pictures TV. It was one of two pilots Amazon put on its Instant Video platform for viewing on August 7, along with Casanova, starring Diego Luna as the famous playboy. I hear Casanova remains in contention with an order… »
Starz has renewed its critically acclaimed but little seen comedy "Survivor's Remorse" for a third season. The second season recently kicked off with new ratings highs, and the most recent episode grew again to 1.34 million Live + Same Day viewers. Jessie T. Usher stars in the comedy as a basketball star negotiating his family's needs with his meteoric rise. [Source: The Live Feed]
Cranston and David Shore are producing the series about a conman who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cell-mate Pete. [Source: The Live Feed]
Viacom-owned children's programmer Nickelodeon is reportedly considering ways to reboot a small handful of its oldest programs. Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, says: "We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, »
- Garth Franklin
As it has built up its library of original programming, Amazon Studios has used “pilot seasons,” in which multiple potential shows premiere at the same time, to its advantage. After debuting its fifth pilot season earlier this year, Amazon is following up with a mini-season that includes two pilots. It has shared the first episodes of Casanova and Sneaky Pete and has welcomed viewer feedback on both of them.
Both of Amazon’s new dramas come with big names attached. Casanova, which was first attached to Amazon in January, will follow the life of the titular 18th century Venetian libertine, with particular attention paid to his time in “exile” in Paris. It comes from veteran TV producer Ben Silverman, features Amelie’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet in the director’s chair, and stars Diego Luna of Y Tu Mama Tambien fame.
Sneaky Pete, on the other hand, follows a con man who »
- Sam Gutelle
Amazon Studios wants you to decide the fate of its new shows, per its usual crowdsourcing development process. Will these get a full series order? That's up to audiences. This weekend, you can stream Jean-Pierre Jeunet's pilot "Casanova," starring Diego Luna as the 18th-century playboy as he flees to Paris. Exiled from Venice at the dawn of the Enlightenment, he hopes to put his past behind him. Co-stars are Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Richardson and Ben Daniels. Stuart Zicherman of "The Americans" penned the script. Executive producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore's "Sneaky Pete," a drama pilot rejected by CBS, stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man fresh out of prison who assumes the identity of his cellmate and moves in with his family. Co-stars are Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae, and it's directed by Seth Gordon, who helmed "Horrible Bosses." "House" writer David Shore penned the. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Ahead of its debut on Amazon Prime tomorrow, Sony Entertainment has released the first trailer for the upcoming pilot Sneaky Pete which stars Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale and Bryan Cranston (who also co-creates). You can check it out below…
From Executive Producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete revolves around a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business. In order to keep the charade up, he plays the part of a skip tracer, taking down criminals worse than himself—and discovering a family life he’s never had.
Sneaky Pete is set to premiere on Amazon Prime August 7th.
- Gary Collinson
Sneaky Pete has taken many forms on the way to finally being seen — literally and figuratively. Debuting on August 7 on Amazon, the pilot for the con man drama written and executive produced by Bryan Cranston and David Shore was originally ordered at CBS. After the network passed in May, Sony TV took Sneaky Pete out to others. The blooming streaming service picked it up in June for series consideration with some further tweaks and reshoots. Now, the Giovanni… »
Who doesn't love Bryan Cranston? The man who was Walter White has developed quite the resume over the years but has yet to return to television since the conclusion of Breaking Bad. Still, after inspiration struck upon his mention of the "sneaky petes" of the world during his Emmy award win a few years ago, House creator David Shore teamed with the actor to create the series Sneaky... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Amazon has unveiled a sneak peek — or should we say Sneaky peek? — of its newest potential series.
The trailer for Sneaky Pete, a drama pilot that was initially passed on by CBS, was made available Tuesday, ahead of the episode’s Amazon launch.
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Executive-produced by David Shore (House), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs), the drama stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who, upon getting out of jail, assumes the identity of his former cellmate.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 7, the Sneaky Pete pilot will be available on Amazon for free for 30 days, »
"Sneaky Pete" is a drama co-created by "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and "House" creator David Shore. It stars Ribisi as a con man who steals his cellmate Pete's identity when he gets out of prison. He shows up at Pete's grandparents' home and starts working for their bail bond business.
Watch the trailer.
Cranston himself shows up as a menacing, but "reasonable" man who demands "Pete" pay him money within seven days. Margo Martindale also stars as Pete's grandma.
The pilot will stream on Amazon Prime Instant, where viewers can vote on whether it should be made into a full series. With such a great cast and an interesting set-up, it's hard to see "Sneaky Pete" not getting the greenlight.
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- Kelly Woo
Bryan Cranston is a reasonable man who wants a con man played by Giovanni Ribisi to give him his money back in the first trailer for Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete.” “I’m a very reasonable man. I’m trying to help you,” Cranston’s character tells Ribisi in the pilot episode premiering for free on Amazon Prime on Aug. 7. “You got seven days to give me my money.” Marin Ireland and Margo Martindale co-star in the crime comedy executive produced by David Shore, Seth Gordon, James Degus, Erin Gunn and Cranston, who only guest stars in the pilot. See video: »
- Greg Gilman
Will CBS's trash be Amazon's treasure? Netflix already showed they could take a network throwaway like "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and find a receptive audience for it; now Amazon is hoping they can do the same with "Sneaky Pete," a series executive produced by Bryan Cranston that CBS said no thanks to earlier this year. For one, the first trailer is certainly interesting. Read More: Amazon Studios To Produce & Acquire Original Movies For Theatrical Release And Distribution On Amazon Prime Instant Video Gionvanni Ribisi leads the show as a con artist who, fresh from prison, takes on a new identity and elbows his way into a family's bail bond business. He's going straight in, in the most crooked way possible. Here's the official synopsis: From Executive Producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete revolves around a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by »
- Kevin Jagernauth
On that date, both the Sneaky Pete and Casanova pilots will be available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, and Germany. Soon afterwards, the pilots will be joined by others in Amazon’s recent round of its pilot program. Prime users will then be able to vote on their favorite pilots, which Amazon will greenlight as full series orders.
Sneaky Pete, which Amazon was reportedly courting back in June 2015, comes from executive producers Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House M.D.). The Amazon original series’ story centers around a released-from-prison conman, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who takes his old cellmate Pete’s identity and gets sucked into his family’s bail bond business. »
- Bree Brouwer
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.
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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 »
Drama pilots Casanova and Sneaky Pete will be made available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., UK and Germany on August 7. The first, which stars Diego Luna as the famous playboy, was greenlighted by Amazon, while the second, from Bryan Cranston and David Shore, was originally ordered by CBS from Sony TV this past season. Amazon took it in after CBS passed on the Giovanni Ribisi-starring project in May and commissioned some reshoots. Casanova, shot… »
Fox has announced its Fall premiere dates with "Gotham" and "Minority Report" kicking off things on Monday September 21st followed by "Scream Queens" on Tuesday September 22nd and "Rosewood" and "Empire" on Wednesday September 23rd.
Things take a break for a few days before Sunday September 27th sees the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Last Man on Earth," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers". On Thursday October 1st comes the return of "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow". [Source: The Live Feed]
Houdini and Doyle
Michael Weston ("House") and Stephen Mangan ("Episodes") have scored the two title roles in David Shore's true story period drama "Houdini and Doyle". Stephen Hopkins ("24," "Californication") has signed on as director.
The series revolves around master magician and paranormal debunker Harry Houdini (Weston) and prolific writer and paranormal aficionado Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant. »
- Garth Franklin
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