The latest 4K ultra HD Original Series from Amazon Prime, “Sneaky Pete”, is coming soon

by on November 7, 2015

Stephan Jukic – November 7, 2015

Amazon Prime has given the go-ahead to adding one more full blown subscription streaming TV series into their roster of 4K Ultra HD content selections for consumers who have access to the service. We’re talking about the show “Sneaky Pete”, which will be filmed in 4K UHD after the initial and positively reviewed release of a pilot episode.

This means that subscribers to Amazon Prime Instant Video with a 4K ultra HD TV and owners of the new Fire TV box for streaming 4K and HD media from Amazon who have the Prime Instant Video app will be able to stream the show in modern TV’s highest possible commercial resolution.

“Sneaky Pete” is not only one more interesting choice for gung-ho fans of 4K home entertainment, it’s also an intriguing drama series that stars Giovanni Ribisi, whose recent starring Hollywood role was as a greedy corporate executive in James Cameron’s “Avatar”… Yes, he’s the guy who screamed about Unobtanium in the movie.

In the case of “Sneaky Pete”, Ribisi’s role is that of a would-be con-man taking on the identity of his former prison cellmate, who went by the name of Sneaky Pete.

Throughout the series, we’ll get to see “Pete” being released from prison and moving in with the real Pete’s clueless family only to later also get involved in their bail bond business.

"Sneaky Pete" was streamed along with a pilot for another Amazon Series known as "Casanova", starring Bryan Cranston

“Sneaky Pete” was streamed along with a pilot for another Amazon Series known as “Casanova”, starring Bryan Cranston

Other actors being featured on “Sneaky Pete” include Marin Ireland, of “Revolutionary Road” and “I am Legend”, Margo Martindale of “The Hours” and “Beautiful Creatures” fame, and Peter Gerety who also played roles in “Prime Suspect” and “Cymbeline”.

The show will be slipping into Amazon Prime’s 4K UHD content roster in early to mid-2016 and will also be given the benefit of the HDR treatment, making the show into one of Amazon Prime’s next-generation 4K UHD content options for owners of 4K TVs which have high dynamic range playback capacity. Currently, only two other 4K shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video feature HDR –“Transparent” and “Red Oaks”.

The initial pilot episode of “Sneaky Pete” is already available for streaming in 4K or Full HD on Prime Instant Video and the subscription service itself costs just under $10 per month for full access to all Ultra HD and normal HD content. Subscribers who want to enjoy the 4K selections on Amazon Prime will however have to make sure that their internet connection can manage at least 20 Mbps for the sake of handling 4K’s massive bandwidth needs.

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