The game is up for “Sneaky Pete.”
Amazon Prime will not be ordering a fourth season of the crime drama series, following the release of its third season on May 10. The news comes as something of a surprise; Amazon, like other streaming services, does not make its viewership data publicly available, but last time the show’s ratings were discussed, they claimed it had the second-highest number of premiere day streams among their original series’.
“Sneaky Pete” follows central character Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), a con man who assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and attempts to rejoin Pete’s family. Because they have been estranged from the real Pete for years, they are none the wiser. But Marius is being hunted by a vicious gangster, and ultimately discovers that the past is not so easily left behind.
The series was created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston, with Graham Yost serving as showrunner for its first two seasons. Blake Masters replaced Yost in the third season.
Following the cancellation, the show will have racked up 30 episodes across its run. In addition to Ribisi, it was a powerful vehicle for a host of renowned performers including Margo Martindale and Bryan Cranston himself.
The end of “Sneaky Pete” means that it will join several recently-cancelled shows at Amazon, including “Dangerous Book for Boys,” “The Tick,” “Electric Dreams,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and the final season of “The Man in the High Castle.”