Martin Scorsese and Miramax are reportedly teaming up to develop a ‘Gangs of New York‘ television series!
The original film was released in 2002 and was also directed by Scorsese. Set in 19th Century New York, it chronicled the gang prevalence and was adapted from Herbert Asbury‘s book The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld.
The movie took a massive three years to make and was nominated for 10 Oscars, with unforgettable performances by Leonardo Di Caprio as Amsterdan Vallon and Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting.
It’s been said the new TV series will not only cover New York but will spread as far as Chicago too, Scorsese said in a statement:
“This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film. A television series allows us time and creative freedom to bring this colourful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life.”
Scorsese‘s first diversion into television was directing the pilot for HBO’s Broadwalk Empire; on which he is credited as an Executive Producer. No doubt this TV series could almost be as big as the film, which we are all incredibly excited about here at HTF, if you haven’t seen the film here’s a preview below: