Nicholas Pileggi, who adapted his own book entitled Wiseguy into the Goodfellas screenplay, is co-writing the pilot script with Jorge Zamacona. Irwin Winkler, who produced Goodfellas, will executive produce alongside his son David Winkler.
Goodfellas, a 1990 Best Picture nominee directed by Martin Scorsese, told the story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), and his rise through the ranks of the Luchesse crime family.
Warner Horizon Television will produce the Goodfellas TV series, although no production schedule was given.
Goodfellas was released October 19th, 1990 and stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese.