The Sopranos and Goodfellas writers join forces for new mafia drama series

Showtime has greenlit a new Mafia drama series involving a collaboration between The Sopranos producer Terence Winter and Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi.

Deadline confirms that the project will go ahead. It is reportedly based on Pileggi’s chronology of organised crime in the US.

Winter will write the script for the currently untitled show, and produce alongside Pileggi, Brian Graizer, and Samie Kim Falvey.

Pileggi received an Oscar nomination for his work on Goodfellas – based on his non-fiction book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family – alongside director Martin Scorsese.

He also served as a producer on 1995’s Casino, based on his book of the same name; American Gangster and Scorsese’s Oscar-winning 2019 film The Irishman.

Winter was the executive producer behind HBO’s The Sopranos, as well as the creator, writer and executive producer of Boardwalk Empire.

He also co-created and executive-produced HBO’s rock‘n’roll drama Vinyl, and received an Oscar nomination for his Wolf of Wall Street screenplay, another Scorsese collaboration.

Recent projects include the second series of Wu-Tang Clan documentary An American Saga, and the forthcoming satirical drama series Filthy Rich, starring Kim Cattrall.

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