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Martin Scorsese Returning to 'Gangs of New York' with New TV Series

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2013 at 7:50PM

Martin Scorsese is partnering with Miramax and GK Films to develop his 2002 gritty turn-of-the-century drama "Gangs of New York" into a TV series. The project would follow the same story arc as the film, but also include organized-gang plotlines beyond New York, set in Chicago and elsewhere.
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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is partnering with Miramax and GK Films to develop his 2002 gritty turn-of-the-century drama "Gangs of New York" into a TV series. The project would follow the same story arc as the film, but also include organized-gang plotlines beyond New York, set in Chicago and elsewhere.

Scorsese explains his interest in "Gangs" as a TV series, stating: "This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour film. A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life.”

"Gangs of New York" was nominated for 10 Oscars in 2003, including Best Picture and Director.

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