A duo of the mob genre’s greatest Goodfellas is coming together to create a prestigious mafia drama series.

Showtime has greenlit the project after The Sopranos producer Terence Winter and Goodfellas screenwriter N. Pileggi made them an offer they could not refuse.

Details are sparse at the time of writing, although we do know the series will be based on Pileggi’s extensive chronology of organized crime in America, which touches upon corruption in the US as seen through the eyes of the mafia’s first family.


The entertainment publication also confirmed Winter will pen the script for the currently untitled show, as well as produce alongside Pileggi and Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey.
This is promising news for fans of the mafia subgenre, with both Winter and Pileggi having put their name to some of its biggest titles.

The latter earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing Goodfellas alongside director Martin Scorsese, which was originally based on his non-fiction book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family. Pileggi joined forces with Scorsese again to write the script for Casino in 1995, based on his book of the same and stood in as producer for both American Gangster and The Irishman.

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