“Goodfellas” Cable Series Likely Coming to AMC

Posted on: January 12th, 2012 at 11:21 am by

This could be considered sacrilege, even though the original author and screenwriter (alongside Scorsese) is on board with the project. It appears that Goodfellas will make a small screen appearance as a cable television series on AMC two decades after premiering in theaters. Perhaps the hiatus will be enough to overcome the failure rate of movie-based spinoff shows.

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According to press materials:

A television series based on Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas is in early development stages at AMC. Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning film with Scorsese and also wrote the book the movie was based on, will serve as executive producer on the TV project along with Homicide: Life on the Street producer Jorge Zamacona as well as Irwin Winkler and David Winkler.

On the other hand, it could be cool. Remember the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles? That was the right way to do it…

Anyway, one of the best scenes:

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