It is standard practice for studios to try and shop broadcast pilots that didn’t go forward. In the case of Bryan Cranston and David Shore’s drama Sneaky Pete, which just got a pass from CBS, I hear there have been incoming inquiries, with multiple cable networks expressing interest. It is too early to talk specifics, but it won’t be surprising if AMC is among the nets that would like to take a peek, given its relationship with Cranston, star of its hit series Breaking Bad.
The Sony TV-produced project, written/executive produced by Cranston and Shore, marked one of the biggest sales this broadcast development season, landing at CBS with a production commitment.
In Sneaky Pete, a thirtysomething con man (Giovanni Ribisi), upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. The cast includes Margo Martindale.