CBS has picked up the pilot for Bryan Cranston's criminal drama, Sneaky Pete.

The show has been co-written by the former Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle star and House creator David Shore who will both serve as executive producers.

The series will follow a con man in his 30's, who assumes the identity of an old cellmate when he is released from jail.

He uses the new identity to hide from debtors by working for his new family's bail bond business.

There, he will use his new job and alias to take down worse criminals than himself, teaming up with his pretty 'cousin' who grows suspicious of his motives.

Meanwhile, Cranston's latest film project, Kung Fu Panda 3, has recently been pushed back to March 18, 2016 to avoid a clash with the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.