5 reasons why you simply must watch Amazon’s Sneaky Pete
Amazon has just announced that it has greenlit yet another exciting original drama, and we’re certain this one will enter the acclaimed ranks of such previous Amazon originals as Transparent and Bosch.
This isn’t just a random inkling, though. Allow us to give you 5 reasons why you’ll need to be watching Amazon’s upcoming drama series Sneaky Pete when it launches in 2016:
1. Giovanni Ribisi is a boss
This guy’s been smashing it since the ’80s, in shows like The New Leave it to Beaver and My Two Dads. He also blew us away as the troubled and brooding Buddy Cole in 2000’s The Gift alongside Cate Blanchett, and has been on the slow burn ever since, appearing regularly in shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S and My Name is Earl, and bringing his unique stylings to big screen smashes like Avatar and Gangster Squad. Oh, and he was also married to our ultimate girl crush Agyness Deyn. Need we say more?
2. It’s produced by Bryan f***ing Cranston
If it’s got Heisenberg’s seal of approval, you know it’s going to be quality. The Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad star has put his head together with David Shore, who also produced House and Battle Creek, and Seth Gordon, producer of our favourite documentary this year, Finders Keepers. So we know there are some excellent people behind as well as in front of the camera.
3. Cranston will also appear in the show
That’s right, the acting legend is going from Skinny Pete to Sneaky Pete, and is sure to deliver on yet another formidable performance. While we don’t yet know the full details of his character yet, we know Cranston will play ‘Vance’, who appears at 0:54, 1:06 and 1:30 seconds of the series’s official trailer (yes, we were watching it a little too closely). Stay tuned for more details as and when we get them!
4. The concept is awesome
Basically, Ribisi plays Marius, who assumes the identity of his cellmate Pete upon getting out of prison. Moving in with Pete’s unsuspecting and long estranged family, he’s then roped into their bail bond business, and becomes a criminal taking down other criminals. Seems like the makings of some interesting drama!
5. The pilot already has us hooked
Released by Amazon back in August of this year, the show’s pilot received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from Amazon 14,262 users, and a score of 8.4 out of 10 from the critics on IMDB, making it worthy of receiving a full series. Don’t take our word for it though: watch the pilot for free, right here, right now.
The full first season of Sneaky Pete will premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2016. Watch the trailer below: