‘GoodFellas’ Pair Lands Mafia Series With Discovery

by | October 15, 2013 at 7:35 AM | Goodfellas, TV News

Joe Pesci won an Oscar for "Goodfellas" in 1991 (Photo: Getty Images)

By Tim Kenneally

Discovery Networks is getting mobbed up with Irwin Winkler and Nicholas Pileggi.

“GoodFellas” producer Winkler and writer Pileggi have entered a deal with Discovery for a scripted series called “The Five Families,” about a subject they know a thing or two about — crime families.

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“The Five Families” will be the first scripted series “to invoke the real figures and actual events in the history of the Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo Mafia families — the famed five crime families of New York,” the network said in a statement.

Pileggi will write the pilot script for the series.

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