“Sneaky Pete” was part of Amazon’s pilot season last year after CBS decided to pass on it. Now, the series, co-created by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, is arriving to the streaming service next month.
Starring Giovanni Ribisi, the 10-episode drama follows Marius (Ribisi), a con man who, with nowhere else to turn, assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family to steal the money he owes to the gangster (Cranston) who has his brother hostage. Margo Martindale, Marin Ireland, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, among others co-star.
The latest trailer features Ribisi conning his new family, doing everything he can to save his brother, including stealing $100,000 in a week.
“A liar gets caught in a lie, they don’t come clean; they build a bigger lie,” says Marius in the clip. “If you think you know who I am, you’ve been conned.”
The series is executive produced by Cranston, Yost, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan, James Degus and “Horrible Bosses’” Seth Gordon. Amazon members can watch the pilot episode, today, before the full season’s remaining nine episodes air.
“Sneaky Pete” debuts on January 13 on Amazon.