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Martin Scorsese developing Gangs Of New York TV show

Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York is set to become a TV show, with Miramax teaming up with the director to get the series into development.

The film itself only scratched the surface in adapting Herbert Asbury’s 1928 book The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History Of the Underworld , a tome Scorsese is keen to give a little more time and attention to.

The new show will again focus upon gang activity in late 19th Century America, but will also widen its scope beyond New York, exploring criminal activity in the likes of Chicago and New Orleans.

“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,” said Scorsese in an official statement.

“A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colourful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life.”

Fingers crossed they take it to HBO and really let the blood flow freely…

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