CBS has given a production commitment to a drama written and executive produced by “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston and “House” creator David Shore, potentially marking the last big sale of the current development season, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
The project, “Sneaky Pete,” is from Sony Pictures TV, where Shore has an overall deal and Cranston has a first-look agreement. “I hear it was the studio who got the two together,” Andreeva writes. She adds, “Cranston and Shore are already linked through ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan, also based at Sony TV, who is executive producing the upcoming CBS series ‘Battle Creek’ with Shore.”
“Sneaky Pete” is about a con man in his 30s who, upon leaving prison, takes on the identity of a cellmate, in order to shed his background. He works for his cellmate’s family’s bail bond business and tracks down criminals with darker deeds than his own, the story notes.
“This marks Emmy winner Cranston’s second sale in his first year as a Sony TV-based producer,” Andreeva writes. “He also has comedy ‘Dangerous Book for Boys,’ based on Conn and Hal Iggulden’s guidebook, which landed at NBC in a very competitive situation with a significant penalty and a premium license fee.”