AMC Looking To Make ‘Goodfellas’ Into TV Series


AMC, the cable network that is the home of award-winning series Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has put into development a series based on the 1990 Martin Scorsese mob classic Goodfellas. Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the movie based on his non-fiction book Wiseguy, is set to co-write the TV adaptation with TV writer-producer Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life On The Street). The two will also executive produce along with Irwin Winkler, the film’s producer, and his son David.

The idea of adapting the film into a TV series has been in the planning stages for awhile, according to Deadline; in fact as early as September 2010 it was being reported on by the folks at Deadline

The movie ‘Goodfellas’ starred Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci and followed the rise and fall of the Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill (Liotta) and his friends from 1955 to 1980. It was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and director, and won one, for best supporting actor (Pesci).

Warner Horizon Television is producing the series.