If you don’t the name of Terrence Winter, then you would know the slew of projects he has served as an executive producer and writer. For example, The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire as well as the forthcoming HBO series, The Batman. Then there is Nicholas Pileggi, screenwriter of Goodfellas, and producer of American Gangster and award-winning Netflix film, The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese.
But what does these two lauded writers have in common? They’re working on a brand new mafia series, and it is causing a fair bit of hype. According to Deadline, the new mob series will be based off Pileggi’s own “in-depth chronology” of organised crime in American and the history of corruption in America “as seen through the eyes of the mafia’s First Family.”
Unbeknown to some, Pileggi begun his career as a journalist and is best known for writing ‘Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family’ and Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, which were eventually adapted into the Martin Scorsese movies Goodfellas and Casino.
Produced by Showtime, Pileggi, Winter and Brian Grazer will serve as Executive Producers. Not much else is known at this stage expect it is rumoured for release next year. Stay tuned for any further developments. Haven’t watched The Irishman yet? Tune into the trailer below.