CBS has ordered two new drama projects, including one from “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog reports that the network ordered a pilot for “Sneaky Pete,” from Cranston and David Shore, along with the pilot “For Justice,” from Rene Balcer and Robert De Niro.
“‘Sneaky Pete’ received a sizable production commitment from CBS when it hit the marketplace in late November,” the report notes. “The drama is written and exec produced by Cranston and ‘House’ creator Shore. It revolves around a thirty-something con man who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate.”
The project comes from Sony Pictures Television.
Shore is also working with “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan on “Battle Creek,” a midseason drama for CBS.
The Balcer-De Niro project is an adaptation of the James Patterson novel “The Thomas Berryman Number.” “For Justice,” penned by Balcer, tracks a female FBI agent working for the Department of Civil Rights, the report