Screenwriter and executive producer Nicholas Pileggi is developing a TV series that sounds like a winner.
A new Mafia TV series is in early development from the 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino' screenwriter. It is believed that Showtime's hour-long drama series will explore the history of organized crime in America, as seen through the eyes of the Mafia's very first family.
Pileggi has quite the extensive mob-background when it comes to film, helping co-write both of the Martin Scorsese gangster movies previously mentioned. He also served as executive producer on the Netflix/Scorsese effort 'The Irishman', and Ridley Scott's 'American Gangster'.
The mob expert will be joining up with 'Boardwalk Empire' creator and 'The Sopranos' producer Terence Winter, and 'Empire' and '24' producer Brian Grazer for the upcoming project.
According to Deadline, the series is: "Inspired by Pileggi’s in-depth chronology of organized crime in America - which is also the history of corruption in America - as seen through the eyes of the mafia’s First Family."
This new Mafia TV series hasn't yet been given a title, but judging by the team's history - we are in for one crazy gangster-filled ride. Expect more story updates, as well as cast announcements, in the near future.
In terms of other mob-based dramas which we can look forward to, 'The Sopranos' prequel movie is set to arrive in March 2021. 'The Many Saints of Newark' will star Michael Gandolfini in a central role as a younger version of his late father's iconic character Tony Soprano. Vera Farmiga ('The Conjuring'), Jon Bernthal ('The Wolf of Wall Street'), and Alessandro Nivola ('Selma') will also star.