Amazon is keeping Sneaky Pete in business. The streamer on Saturday announced that it as renewed the drama co-created by Bryan Cranston for a third season. Production on season three will begin next week in Los Angeles. Blake Masters (Brotherhood, Falling Water) will take over as showrunner for Graham Yost.
New Amazon head Jennifer Salke made the announcement during her time before the press at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. While Amazon does not release viewership information, Salke touted that Sneaky Pete has been one of its better performing series.
Last year, in announcing the second-season renewal days after its series debut, said the drama starring Giovanni Ribisi as a con-man was its second-most-streamed original scripted series on its opening day.
Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae will all return for season three.
The series was initially set up and filmed as a pilot for CBS, which passed on the project in 2015. Producers Sony Pictures Television then shopped it elsewhere, with Amazon coming out on top following a multiple network bidding war. Created by Cranston and David Shore (House), the latter departed the series and stepped down as showrunner with Yost (Justified) taking over the show for season two.
Cranston, who recurs on the series, executive produces alongside Yost, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan and James Degus.
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