If you're a fan of the historical era portrayed in Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York', there's good news for you.

Chris Brancato, creator of the acclaimed series 'Narcos', which told the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the FBI agents who pursued him, is currently developing a project based around the late-19th century Irish gangs.

Described as a 'Peaky Blinders-esque period crime drama' by THR, it will depict the Irish gangs that flooded New York, following the mass immigration to America after the Great Famine.

Brancato revealed the news at TV festival Series Mania in France earlier this week, but gave no further details other than it is for US-based streamer MGM+ and the series' working title is 'The Westies'.

Scorsese's 2002 film was set around a similar period, and starred Daniel Day Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting, leader of one of two rival gangs in the Five Points slum in Manhattan.

More on this as we have it.