‘Goodfellas’ TV show in development
AMC is bringing a television show based on the Martin Scorsese classic.
‘The Sopranos’ is hailed as one of the most iconic television shows of all time and changed the scene of TV back in its day. ‘Goodfellas’ is known as a timeless classic mob film that is acclaimed universally. Now, the movie is extending to our television screens as well.
Deadline reports that a TV show of ‘Goodfellas’ is in development by the original writer Nicholas Pileggi and has now landed at AMC, the channel responsible for critical hits like ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ among others. Jorge Zamacona will co-write the film along with Pileggi. Martin Scorsese was previously reported to be attached but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s still the case. As for the story, we have no idea what the plot is right now but one could assume it would be a prequel based on what Pileggi said earlier:
We’re trying [to develop the TV series]. I want to do it, Marty wants to do it, Warner Bros wants to do it. Of course, you can’t pick up from Goodfellas, since we murdered everybody, or rather, everybody was murdered! There’s nobody left. But I think we’re going to figure out a way to do the early years – sort of a prequel. The part of the movie people often like best is the opening third, where all the funny stuff is happening, and there’s so much we could fit in.
What do you think of a ‘Goodfellas’ television show? AMC’s desperate attempt at their own ‘Sopranos’ or something actually justified?