Sneaky Pete


Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston . The series follows Marius Josipovic ( Giovanni Ribisi ), a convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate, Pete Murphy, in order to avoid his past life. The series also stars Marin Ireland , Shane McRae , Liber Barer, Michael Drayer , Peter Gerety , and Margo Martindale . The pilot debuted on August 7, 2015, and was followed by a full series order that September. [1] Shore left the project in early 2016 and was replaced by Graham Yost , Who served as executive producer and showrunner for the remaining nine episodes. [2] The series premiered in its entirety on January 13, 2017, exclusively on Amazon Video . [3] On January 19, 2017, Amazon announced that Sneaky Pete had been renewed for a second season. [4]

Cast

Main

  • Giovanni Ribisi as Marius Josipovic / Pete Murphy
  • Marin Ireland as Julia Bernhardt
  • Shane McRae as Taylor Bowman
  • Liber Barer as Carly Bernhardt
  • Michael Drayer as Eddie Josipovic
  • Peter Gerety as Otto Bernhardt
  • Margo Martindale as Audrey Bernhardt

Recurring

  • Domenick Lombardozzi as Abraham Persikof
  • Debra Monk as Connie Persikof
  • Alison Wright as Marjorie
  • Ethan Embry as Real Pete Murphy
  • Bryan Cranston as Vince Lonigan
  • Max Darwin as Tate
  • Karolina Wydra as Karolina
  • Michael O’Keefe as Detective Winslow
  • Pej Vahdat as Raj Kumar Mukherjee
  • Virginia Kull as Katie Boyd
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner as James Bagwell
  • Brad William Henke as Brendon Boyd
  • Jacob Pitts as Lance Lord
  • Justine Cotsonas as Shannon
  • Victor Williams as Richard
  • Mike Houston as Dennis
  • Jay O. Sanders as Sam
  • Throw Laurence as Ellen
  • CS Lee as Joseph Lee
  • Chaske Spencer as Chayton Dockery
  • René Ifrah as Wali
  • Jeffrey De Serrano as Ayawamat
  • Ben Vereen as Porter

Reception

The first season of Sneaky Pete received very positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season 100% “Certified Fresh” rating based is 22 critic reviews, with the critical consensus “Suspenseful, smart, and terrifically cast, Sneaky Pete is hand dramedy, share crime caper, and all in all entertaining.” [5] Metacritic gave the first season a 78 out of 100 score based on 21 reviews. [6]

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 “Pilot” Seth Gordon Story by  : David Shore & Bryan Cranston
Teleplay by  : David Shore
August 7, 2015
2 “Safe” Michael Dinner Graham Yost January 13, 2017
3 “Mr. Success” Michael Pressman Fred Golan January 13, 2017
4 “The Fury” Craig Zisk Benjamin Cavell January 13, 2017
5 “Sat” Sarah Pia Anderson Graham Yost January 13, 2017
6 “Coyote Is Always Hungry” Adam Arkin Jennifer Kennedy January 13, 2017
7 “Lieutenant Bernhardt” Laura Innes Sal Calleros January 13, 2017
8 “The Roll Over” Bryan Cranston Ian MacDonald January 13, 2017
9 “The Turn” Rosemary Rodriguez Benjamin Cavell January 13, 2017
10 “The Longest Day” Michael Dinner Story by  : Graham Yost
Teleplay by  : Fred Golan
January 13, 2017

Development

In November 2014, CBS gave a production commitment to Sneaky Pete . [7] A formal pilot for the show Was shot in New York in March 2015. [8] On May 8, CBS Decided to pass on the pilot, while aussi canceling Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s other series on the network, Battle Creek . [9] Just two days later, it was reported that the driver could be moving to cable networks, with many expressing interest. [10]

In June, it was reported that Amazon was in negotiations to pick up the pilot, with some tweaking and possible minor reshoots before being made available to the viewers.[11] The pilot was released on Amazon on August 7, 2015 and was ordered to series on September 2, 2015.[12]

In March 2016, it was announced that Shore would be leaving the project, and would be replaced by Graham Yost, who would be taking over as executive producer and showrunner. Start of production of the full series was pushed back to allow for the transition.[2]

Episode 2 and the remainder of the series premiered on January 13, 2017.[3]

References

  1. Jump up^ Khatchatourian, Maane. “Bryan Cranston’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ Gets Series Order at Amazon”. Variety. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Andreeva, Nellie (2016-03-07). “‘Sneaky Pete’ Amazon Series: Graham Yost Named New Showrunner”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Petski, Denise (December 15, 2016). “‘Sneaky Pete’ Sets January Premiere Date On Amazon”. Deadline.
  4. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 19, 2017). “‘Sneaky Pete’: Bryan Cranston Drama Series Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon”. Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  5. Jump up^ “Sneaky Pete: Season 1”. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  6. Jump up^ “Sneaky Pete – Season 1”. Metacritic. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  7. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2014-11-10). “‘Sneaky Pete’ Drama From Bryan Cranston & David Shore Gets Big CBS Commitment”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  8. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-03-05). “TV Pilot Locations 2015: New York Slips, Los Angeles & Vancouver Rebound”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  9. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-05-08). “‘Battle Creek’ Cancelled By CBS; Network Passes On ‘Sneaky Pete’”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  10. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-05-10). “Bryan Cranston & David Shore Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’ Eyes Potential Cable Move”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  11. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-06-22). “Bryan Cranston & David Shore Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’ Nears Move To Amazon”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  12. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-09-02). “‘Sneaky Pete’ Gets Amazon Series Order; More Scripts For ‘Casanova’”. Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-28.

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