Amazon has confirmed there will be a third season of hit series Sneaky Pete. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, announced today at TCA that production on Season 3 starts next week in Los Angeles.
The renewal was quietly done about two months ago, and was just announced today. There is a major behind-the-scenes change, with Blake Masters as new executive producer/showrunner and executive producers Graham Yost, Fred Golan and MIchael Dinner exiting.
A third season renewal was not unexpected. Amazon announced in March that the series would move its production from New York to California after being conditionally approved for $9.2 million worth of Golden State tax credits, making a third season highly likely.
Created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, Sneaky Pete stars Emmy nominee Giovanni Ribisi as con man Marius, who left prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, he took cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family.
Blake Masters joins as showrunner for the new season, which will relocate production from New York to Los Angeles in collaboration with the California Film Commission. Emmy winner Margo Martindale, Marin Ireland, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae are set to return.
The series, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, also stars Marin Ireland as Julia Bowman, Margo Martindale as Audrey Bernhardt, Shane McRae as Taylor Bowman, Libe Barer as Carly Bowman and Peter Gerety as Otto Bernhardt.
Cranston, James Degus, and Masters serve as executive producers.