The long-developing GoodFellas television series has found a place to lay low and keep its nose clean for awhile. How fitting that it’s been picked by AMC, basic cable‘s new home for awesome gore and violence. The TV series based off Martin Scorsese’s classic film will be produced by Scorsese and the film’s original producer Irwin Winkler. Plot details haven’t been revealed yet, but earlier pitches saw the action following Henry Hill while in the witness protection program. We’ll let you know when Sopranos supporting players are cast.
I fear for AMC on this one. If they try to mess with the show’s production budget like they have with The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, it’s likely they’ll end up with their hands chopped off. Or in a shallow grave if they’re lucky. (Deadline)