CBS pilot Sneaky Pete had major buzz with David Shore and Bryan Cranston at the helm, but the networked passed on the drama. According to Deadline Amazon is closing a deal to picked up the pilot.
Sneaky Pete starred Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who leaves prison and takes over the identity of his cellmate. Now he must hand from those after him while making sure his new “family” does not figure out who he really is. Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane Mcraw, Marin Ireland and Margo Martindale also star. Th actor’s option expire next week, so the deals need to be made soon.
The pilot would have to do some reshooting and tweaking before entering the next round of Amazon pilots. The streaming service will allow the pilots to be viewed in their entirety and get feedback from viewers. If the pilot is well received, Amazon will hand out a series order.