Is Bryan Cranston’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ pilot Amazon-bound?

Is Bryan Cranston heading for Amazon

As streaming sites have started expanding more and more into original material, they’ve also become a life jacket for many passed-over or canceled primetime shows. Netflix scored big by picking up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC, and now it looks like Amazon is attempting to do the same with Cranston’s CBS pilot for the show Sneaky Pete, which centers on an ex-felon who “takes on the identity of his former cell mate upon his release from prison.”

While Amazon hasn’t officially announced this yet, Vulture is reporting that a reworked version of the show will debut on Amazon in some form in August. Variety reported last month that negotiations had started between Amazon and Sony Pictures TV. The Breaking Bad star tweeted this bit of native marketing from San Diego Comic-Con yesterday: 

We’ve reached out to Amazon for comment, and will update if and when we hear back.

H/T Vulture | Photo via titi-/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.