'Goodfellas' Hopes to Make it Big on the Small Screen

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AMC is fast becoming the (un)official home of the swinging '60s.

Word on the street is that the network, best known for its hit drama "Mad Men," is currently developing a series adaptation of the 1990 Martin Scorsese cult classic "Goodfellas." (You know, the mob movie where Ray Liotta stops doing his homework, gets "made" and marries Lorraine Bracco.) Anyway, the movie was nominated for six Oscars — and won one — so it got something right.

In other words, this may be why the powers-that-be are bringing back some of the original talent for the reboot. According to Deadline, Nicholas Pileggi, who penned the original feature script based on his non-fiction book "Wiseguy," is on board to co-write the TV series adaptation with TV writer-producer Jorge Zamacona (who helmed "Homicide: Life On The Street"). It might be worth noting that Pileggi has another '60s-era drama in the works, "Ralph Lamb," at CBS. This guy has really found his niche.

Though AMC got its big break with original material (like the aforementioned "Mad Men" as well as "Breaking Bad"), it seems to now be turning to tried-and-true concepts like "The Walking Dead," based on a comic book graphic novel and "The Killing," based on a Danish series. Or something.

We hope it works out because we can't keep watching our "Sopranos" box set forever.