Amazon Prime Video has confirmed a third season of Sneaky Pete is on the way. The con-artist dramedy from co-creator Bryan Cranston and showrunner Graham Yost (Justified) has been a consistent winner for the streaming service, offering viewers a fun middle ground between enormous blockbusters, like what Amazon intends to make with its upcoming Lord of the Rings series, and the edgier (okay, dad friendly) drama of Bosch. Helping make the series even more attractive is the cast made up of Giovanni Ribisi, Margot Martindale, Marin Ireland, and Ethan Embry.
As reported by Variety from the Television Critics Association summer tour, the news that Sneaky Pete would move on to season 3 was really little more than a formality, as the deal was reportedly done some time ago and Amazon itself had announced the series was in store for a tax credit after moving its production from New York to California.
Nevertheless, the news comes as Amazon made several announcements regarding its upcoming slate of original programming. In addition to confirming the writers for the aforementioned Lord of the Rings series have been hired, it was made known that Amazon has also given greenlights to a new horror anthology, Them, from Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, as well as Upload, a sci-fi romance/satire that sounds similar to Black Mirror’s ‘San Junipero’ episode. Finally, the service announced The Expatriates, an adaptation of the novel of the same name from executive producer Nicole Kidman.
Though Amazon’s been pursuing more genre material (i.e. chasing Game of Thrones) it’s clear the service still has room for a wide range of programming. That means one of its best original series is sticking around for at least one more season.
Sneaky Pete season 3 is expected in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.