The Sopranos And Goodfellas Writers Are Teaming Up To Create New Mafia Drama Series

A new showtime Mafia drama series has been greenlit and excitedly, it’s involving a collaboration between The Sopranos producer Terence Winter and Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi. 

According to Deadline, a project between Terence Winter of The Sopranos and Nicholas Pileggi of Goodfellas has been confirmed. Reportedly, the mafia drama series will focus on organised crime within the US.

The currently untitled show is set to be written by Winter and be produced by Pileggi, alongside Imagine Television’s Brian Graizer and Samie Kim Falvey.

Goodfellas. Credit: IMDb

Having received an Oscar nomination for his work on Goodfellas, Pileggi based the popular mafia TV show on his non-fiction book ‘Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family’, alongside the help of director Martin Scorsese.

In 1995, he served as a producer on the set of Casino, which is based on his book of the same name. He also worked on Scorsese’s Oscar-winning 2019 film The Irishman.

The Sopranos. Credit: IMDb

Meanwhile, Winter was the executive producer behind HBO’s The Sopranos; in addition to this, he has worked as a creator, writer and executive producer of Boardwalk Empire.

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