LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- CBS has picked up Bryan Cranston pilot Sneaky Pete.
The 58-year-old actor will write and co-executive produce the series with House creator David Shore. Cranston and Shore are both under contract with Sony Pictures Television, and collaborated with Vince Gilligan on Breaking Bad and Battle Creek, respectively.
Sneaky Pete will center on a con man who assumes a cellmate's identity after leaving prison. The character finds work at the person's family bail bond business, and starts to take down criminals worse than himself.
Cranston previously produced an adaptation of The Dangerous Book for Boys for NBC. The comedy series is based on the Conn and Hal Iggulden book of the same name, but remains in development at the network.
Cranston is best known for portraying Walter White on AMC drama Breaking Bad. The actor last appeared as Joe Brody in Godzilla, and is scheduled for Get a Job with Anna Kendrick and Trumbo with Elle Fanning. He is also rumored to play a villain in Star Trek 3.