Goodfellas and Sopranos writers get together for new mob series

Goodfellas and Sopranos writers get together for new mob series

Screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi is going to work with Terence Winter for a new mob drama.

According to Deadline, The Sopranos creator will write the as-yet-untitled project in addition to serving as an executive producer.

The upcoming series for Showtime is inspired by Pileggi’s in-depth chronology of organized crime in America as seen through the eyes of the mafia’s First Family.

Pileggi earned an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay to Goodfellas, and later reunited with director Martin Scorsese to co-write Casino.

Winter earned four Emmy Awards for his work on The Sopranos, and earned two more nominations while at the helm of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.