Upcoming Amazon drama Sneaky Pete has hit an early bump in the road, with the departure of original showrunner David Shore, who has now been replaced by Graham Yost.
It’s not fatal for Sneaky Pete‘s survival prospects, but changes of this nature are not ideal and the Cancellation Reaper has been alerted.
Deadline reports on the shake-up:
There is a change at the helm of the upcoming Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete. Executive producer/showrunner David Shore, who wrote the pilot script from a story he co-penned with Bryan Cranston, has left the project, from Sony TV and Amazon Studios. He will be succeeded by Justified creator Graham Yost, who is taking the reins as executive producer and showrunner.
The drama, starring Giovanni Ribisi, was originally developed and piloted by CBS last year. After it didn’t make the cut to series there, it garnered interest from a number of cable networks and streaming services interested. Amazon ultimately landed the project, funding some reshoots before putting the tweaked pilot up online to largely positive response. Sneaky Pete was picked up to series last fall for a 2016 premiere. The start of production on the series was pushed back a bit while the showrunner changeover was taking place so the new showrunner can take charge from the get-go.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Sneaky Pete Season 2…