‘Sneaky Pete’ Drama From Bryan Cranston & David Shore Gets Big CBS Commitment
In what could be the last big sale this development season, CBS has given a production commitment to Sneaky Pete, a drama written and executive produced by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore. The project hails from Sony Pictures TV, where Cranston has a first-look deal and Shore is under an overall pact. I hear it was the studio who got the two together. (Cranston and Shore are already linked through Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, also based at Sony TV, who is executive producing the upcoming CBS series Battle Creek with Shore.)
Sneaky Pete centers on a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his darker past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” hides out from the mob while working for the cellmate family’s bail bond business, taking down criminals worse than himself. Over time, he discovers a family life he’s never had, and possibly true love with a woman who sees through his BS.
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