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.