The series, part of Amazon’s pilot season last year, stars Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane McRae and Michael Drayer. It will debut exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria.
Sneaky Pete revolves around a con man, Marius (Ribisi), who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family—who have no reason to suspect he’s not their long-lost loved one. When a gangster holds his brother hostage for ransom, Marius must find a way to free him while at the same time struggling to keep his lies from backfiring. Meanwhile, his new “relatives” are a colorful group who give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had, but have secrets and lies of their own that threaten to drag Marius into a world every bit as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape.
The series, a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, hails from Graham Yost (The Americans), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael Dinner and Fred Golan (Justified), James Degus (All The Way) and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses).
Sneaky Pete was part of Amazon’s pilot season last year, a development process that gives Amazon customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon original series that are then available to Prime members. The pilot episode is currently available for members.
Check out the trailer above.