The creators of The Sopranos and Goodfellas are officially coming together for a prestige, all-new mafia drama and things can't get better than this!
Terence Winter and Nicholas Pileggi are teaming up for the new series, according to Deadline. It'll be produced by Showtime and Imagine Television Studios.
So far, there has been no word on casting or future release date. However, the show is believed to be based on corruption in the United States, regarding organized crime, from the perspective of the mafia's first family.
This is very good news for every fan of The Sopranos or GoodFellas, as both of them are at the top of their game, with Pileggi having won an Oscar nomination for his work on the film that was based on his book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family.
Meanwhile, Winter didn't only produce The Sopranos, but he's also the creator, executive producer, and writer of the Boardwalk Empire.
The series is said to be looking at the First Family Mafia and the mob's evolution in the United States over the years and will center around the Genovese crime family. The Genovese family originated in the late 1800s and is still present today.
This is truly a mafia genre dream, and we can't wait to find out more about the upcoming project!
If this sounds like it would be of interest to you, you can check out Fear City: New York vs the Mafia on Netflix.
The documentary looks at how The Five Families made millions of dollars while maintaining a firm grip on New York in the 1980s, and how the FBI brought them down through advanced wire-tapping techniques.
You can also listen to Talking Sopranos, which is a podcast hosted by Michael Imperioli, who also played prodigal mafia son Christopher Moltisanti, and Steve Schirripa, the actor for Tony Soprano's brother-in-law Bobby Baccalieri.