Development continues on AMC's "Goodfellas" TV series, set before the events of director Martin Scorsese's 1990 film of the same name.
The "Goodfellas" TV series will focus on the early years of the characters growing up in the 1960's, by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, screenwriter of the original film and author of the 1986 non-fiction book "Wiseguy" that the film was based on. Pileggi is also producing the series with Jorge Zamacona and the original film's producer Irwin Winkler.
Scorsese's "Goodfellas" followed the rise and fall of crime family associates 'Henry Hill' and his friends from 1955 to 1980. Characters included 'Jimmy Conway', 'Tommy DeVito', 'Paulie Cicero', 'Frankie Carbone', 'Sonny Bunz', 'Billy Batts' and 'Morrie Kessler'.
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