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Goodfellas : The TV Series

20 years later, it’s hard to imagine someone denying the quality of Goodfellas. It’s certainly a classic that helped to create a more realistic approach to the genre than movies The Godfather. The Sopranos, for instance, are admittedly inspired by it.

Since Scorsese made the HBO ratings explode with Boardwalk Empire, I guess that tv networks are showing a great inretest at the gangster genre on television. Especially if Scorsese is acting as producer. So it was just announced on Slashfilm that Goodfellas will be adapted as a tv show.

It sounds awesome for a moment, but as Slashfilm writer Russ Fisher mentionned, many aspects that made the original movie great will have to change.

Pros:

-Probably better than 90210 (no offense).

-The pilot will be written by Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wise Guys and screenwriter of the movie.

-Possible involvment of Martin Scorsese? Who knows…

-At least the plot will be solid.

Cons:

-If it’s on HBO or AMC, it’s awesome. If not, be ready for some major dissapointments with the violence and the language.

-No Ray Liotta, no Joe Pesci, no Robert DeNiro.

-It will forever be compared to The Sopranos.

Do you think it’s a good idea?