8:08am PT by Hilary Lewis
'Sneaky Pete' Trailer: Giovanni Ribisi's Con Man Hides Out in Bryan Cranston-Co-created Amazon Pilot
Bryan Cranston is a "reasonable man" — who wants his money in seven days — in the trailer for the Amazon pilot he co-created, Sneaky Pete.
Sneaky Pete, which Cranston also guest-stars in, centers on a con man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, and hides out from his debtors while working for Pete's family's bail-bond business.
The trailer shows Ribisi's character showing up on Pete's grandparents' doorstep and introducing himself as their grandson. As they ask him what he's been doing for the past 20 years, he says, "A little bit of this, a little bit of that," as visuals show him in prison during that time.
Margo Martindale's grandmother character also delivers a few loaded lines about trust, especially in a scene in which she takes some freshly laid eggs out of a chicken cage.
"If I don't get these out of here tonight, there's a fox who will. He's staking claim to what isn't his, coming into our house. We can't have that, can we?" she says as she passes the eggs to Ribisi's fake Pete.
Amazon Prime will debut the Sony Pictures Television-produced pilot, which CBS passed on, this Friday, with viewers able to vote on whether they want to see the show turned into a full series.
Marin Ireland, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae co-star in the pilot, which was written by David Shore.
Shore executive produced and co-created Sneaky Pete with Cranston. James Degus, Seth Gordon and Erin Gunn also served as executive producers.