‘Goodfellas’ TV series in the works

AMC are developing the classic gangster movie

A TV version of Goodfellas is in the works.

The classic 1990 gangster movie is being developed by channel AMC, who are working with Nicholas Pileggi, writer of both the movie screenplay and the original non-fiction book, Wiseguy on which it was based, according to Deadline. Original producer Irwin Winkler and his son David Winkler are also on board.

Goodfellas was based on the rise and fall of the Luchesse crime family associate Henry Hill from 1955 to 1980, who was portrayed by Ray Liotta, alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture. It provided a win for Joe Pesci as Best Supporting Actor. The series would likely follow Hill’s early years.

AMC is responsible for some of the most acclaimed television of recent years, including Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.