Bryan Cranston On Making Family Comedy ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’: “I Wanted To Bring Some Hope To The World”

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Conn and Hal Iggulden’s bestselling guide to boyhood seems like an odd candidate for a television adaptation. It is, after all, a non-fiction how-to with no narrative to speak of. And yet, for Bryan Cranston and his Moon Shot Entertainment production c…

‘Sneaky Pete’ Relocates Production to California to Receive $9.2 Million Tax Credit

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“Sneaky Pete” has become the latest series to relocate production to California to capitalize on the state’s film and television tax credit initiative.

Season 3 of the Amazon Studios drama will move from New York to California, where the show will receive an estimated $9.2 million in tax credits, according to the California Film Commission. It becomes the 13th TV show to relocate amid the ongoing state’s push to boost production jobs, joining shows like “Veep,” “The OA” and “Legion.”

The upcoming eighth season of “American Horror Story,” the third season of “American Crime Story” (set in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina) and the third season of “This Is Us” have also been selected to receive tax credits.

Also Read: ‘The Orville,’ ‘SWAT,’ ‘Ballers’ Score California Tax Credits

“Our success with these relocating projects shows how the tax credit is working to affirm California’s status as the preferred choice for TV production,” California Film Commission executive director
Amy Lemisch said in a statement. “From the earliest days of TV, shows set in other locales have been filmed in California. We’re excited to welcome another series from New York that will generate long-term employment and economic activity here at home.”

The California Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 currently has 31 TV series in various stages of production that are eligible for a tax credit. In each allocation cycle, projects are selected by jobs created, wages paid to below-the-line workers, qualified spending and other criteria.

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Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ Expected To Get A Season 3 After Securing California Relocation With TV Tax Credit

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Amazon’s Sneaky Pete will move production from New York To California for what now is likely its upcoming third season after being conditionally approved for $9.2 million worth of Golden State tax credits, highlighting the latest round of TV project allocation from the state’s expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program.
The California Film Commission’s latest TV application period, held February 12-16, was open only to relocating series and recurring series already accepted…

Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in March

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Amazon announced next month’s crop of new Prime offerings today, teasing fans of the service with new seasons of a couple of the company’s original series—most notably, the return of Giovanni Ribisi’s Sneaky Pete. Criminal bouts of faked identity aren’t the only thing on the Prime docket, though; there’s also a new…

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TV News Roundup: ‘Sneaky Pete’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date at Amazon

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In today’s roundup, Amazon announced the return of “Sneaky Pete,” and HBO released the premiere date for “Notes from the Field.” DATES The second season of Amazon’s original series “Sneaky Pete” premieres on March 9. The drama stars Emmy winner Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Giovanni Ribisi, and Marin Ireland. Sony Pictures Television Studio co-produces, and Emmy winners […]

‘Sneaky Pete’ Unveils Season 2 Trailer & Premiere Date On Amazon

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Amazon has set March 9 for the Season 2 premiere of its critically praised drama series Sneaky Pete and unveiled a new trailer.
Created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as con man Marius, who left prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, he took cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family.
Season 2 picks up with…

Amazon Prime Unveils 2018 Original Program Slate & Premiere Dates

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Amazon Prime has released its 2018 slate of original series and, where possible, premiere dates, kicking off with the New Year’s Day show Cord and Tish’s Rose Parade Special.
Here are the Amazon shows set to launch in 2018, with synopsis provided by the streaming service:
Cord and Tish’s Rose Parade Special (special) – Streams live on January 1, 2018, 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET
Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan are set to host the 2018 Rose Parade, streaming live on Amazon Prim…

‘Sneaky Pete’: Sara Tomko, Chris Ashworth & Justine Lupe Set To Recur In Season 2

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Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time), Chris Ashworth (The Wire) and Justine Lupe (Mr. Mercedes) are set for recurring roles opposite Giovanni Ribisi in the second season of Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete.
Sneaky Pete revolves around Marius (Ribisi), a con man who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites”…

‘Sneaky Pete’: John Ales Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Amazon Drama Series

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll alum John Ales is set for a recurring role opposite Giovanni Ribisi in Season 2 of Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete.
Ales will play Luka Delchev, who emigrated from Montenegro in the late ’90s, toward the end of the Balkan wars. Rumor has it he stole many millions from a UN peacekeeping force and left a string of dead people in his wake. He’s a funny guy, loves to laugh and is exceptionally brutal. His weapon of choice is sulphuric acid. There is…

‘Sneaky Pete’: Jennifer Ferrin & Miriam Morales Set To Recur In Season 2

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Hell on Wheels and The Knick alumna Jennifer Ferrin and Miriam Morales (Orange Is the New Black) have joined the Season 2 cast of Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete in recurring roles.
Sneaky Pete revolves around a con man, Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with…

10 Underrated Shows You Can Watch on Amazon Prime (Photos)

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Netflix and Hulu are gaining a ton of traction with hits like “Stranger Things” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Is Amazon an underdog in the streaming business? Check out these 10 Amazon originals that you can binge with your Prime account and decide for yourself.


Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney star in this story of unexpected pregnancy and the craziness of life that ensues. Season 1 has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, making this British sitcom worth a try.

I Love Dick

Another show based off a book. Author Chris Kraus is played by Kathryn Hahn, Dick is played by a moody Kevin Bacon and Kraus’ husband is played by Griffin Dunne. A love triangle unfolds in Marfa, Texas, and is told artistically from a unique perspective.


Perhaps Amazon’s most popular show, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning “Transparent” is in its third season. The show has been lauded for bringing trans issues to the screen.

The Man in the High Castle

What would happen if Hitler had won? That’s the premise of this popular show based on the alternate history novel by Philip K. Dick. Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans star.


Billy Bob Thornton stars in this tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking revenge. If you love conspiracy and crime shows, you might want to check this one out.


This comedy series is based on a play of the same name and follows the life of a grief ridden woman living in London. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars.

Mozart In The Jungle 

“Mozart” won an Emmy in 2016 and is now in its fourth season. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a new maestro, Rodrigo, in New York City. This comedy drama is digestible in half-hour episodes.

Good Girls Revolt

Set in the 1970s, “Good Girls Revolt” is like “Mad Men,” except girl power, not misogyny, is at its center. Sex, drugs and a rowdy news room fuel this story about the women of fictional magazine News of the Week who demand to be treated as well as their male counterparts.

Z: The Beginning of Everything

The story of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald as told through the wild eyes of Z herself. If you like Nicholas Sparks novels, you’ll probably enjoy this bingeable, light drama.

Sneaky Pete

A man leaving jail tries to escape further trouble by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston is a creator. Worth adding to your watch list.