CBS Orders Drama from HUMANITAS Board of Directors' David Shore
CBS is rounding out the pilot pickup activity tonight with two drama orders, to Sneaky Pete, written and executive produced by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore, and civil rights crime drama For Justice, from Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions, Law & Order veteran Rene Balcer and best-selling author James Patterson. Sneaky Pete had a production commitment; For Justice, a put pilot commitment.
Sneaky Pete hails from Sony Pictures TV, where Cranston has a first-look deal and Shore is under an overall pact. It centers on a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, partnering with a very attractive female “cousin” who has her suspicions about his real motives.
Cranston and Shore executive produce. James Degus of Cranston’s Moon Shot Entertainment will also executive produce, while Erin Gunn of Shore’s Shore Z will co-executive produce. Shore also has midseason CBS drama series Battle Creek, which he is executive producing with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.