AMC & Warner Bros Developing GOODFELLAS TV Series

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci or any actors from the original Martin Scorsese film are highly unlikely for the series which will be a reboot of the story.

AMC and Warner Bros are developing a TV series based on Martin Scorsese's classic gangster film GoodFellas. Deadline say Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life On The Streets) has just boarded the writing team with David Winkler to produce, alongside his father Irwin Winkler. Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the novel on which the 1990 film he co-wrote was based, is lead writer on the show. Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci or any of the other actors from the original film are highly unlikely for the series which will be a reboot of the story. A GoodFellas TV show has been in development for a few years now, going as far back as 2009. Originally pitched to HBO, the series was to follow Henry Hill's time in witness protection and at one point would have Martin Scorsese on board as Executive Producer. Though Scorsese is not mentioned in today's news release which leads us to wonder if the execution may have changed. Warner Bros originally released GoodFellas in 1990 and was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film heralds some of the best screen turns of all involved, especially Pesci who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn. The series is now setup at the cable network home of Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead and Warner Horizon Television, the Warner Bros cable TV subsidiary.
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