Goodfellas And Casino Writers Behind New Show

Showtime network is developing an hourlong mafia drama series from writers Brian Grazer, Terence Winter, and Nicholas Pileggi.

According to Variety, Winter, best known for his writing on hit HBO series The Sopranos as well as creating Boardwalk Empire, will create the as-yet-untitled project.

Winter is saddling up with producer Brian Grazer and Goodfellas and Casino writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring the series to the small screen.

The show is inspired by Pileggi’s chronology of organised crime in America, and the series is reportedly –

“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.”

Pileggi wrote Wiseguy: Life In A Mafia Family and Casino: Love And Honor In Las Vegas, both books were adapted by Martin Scorsese into Goodfellas and Casino. Pileggi co-wrote the screenplays for both these films and most recently worked with Scorsese to executive produce The Irishman.

Showtime will produce it in collaboration with Grazer’s Imagine Television Studios.

I’m a sucker for anything mob-related and having all these guys attached, I’ll be checking this one out for sure.