It's been too long since we've seen Bryan Cranston on television, but all that's about to change—at least for an episode—thanks to Amazon's Sneaky Pete, one of the new pilots in Amazon's latest test pilot program.
Cranston co-created and executive produced the new drama, which stars Giovanni Ribisi (in a better career choice than Dads) as a recently-released-from-prison con man who assumes the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid a mean old man (Cranston, in a guest-starring role) he owes money to. Pretending to be someone else involves working in a family business of bail bondsmen, which includes Margo Martindale (Justified) and Marin Ireland (Homeland). House'sDavid Shore wrote the pilot.
Sneaky Pete was one of our TV Pilots We Hope Get Made when it was in development at CBS, but that network passed on it and Amazon gobbled it up. Sneaky Pete, along with fellow Amazon pilot Casanova, will be available to stream online and rate on August 7. As usual, if enough people like the pilot (and a bunch of other behind-the-scenes factors), Amazon will give the series a full order.