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Martin Scorsese Is Bringing 'Gangs of New York' to TV, 'Copper' Beware

Mar 29, 2013 | 11:25am EDT

Gangs of New York

You know how sometimes you're not sure that you really want something until someone tells you about it and then you're dying to have it? Well, guess what. Martin Scorsese and Miramax, a studio built out of melted Oscars, announced that they're going to turn the 2002 film Gangs of New York into a TV series. You want it now, right? Well, seems like we already have it. 

The series will focus on the start of organized crime in America and the people who fight it, according to The Wrap. Wait, doesn't that sound a lot like Copper, the BBC America show about, well, the start of organized crime in America and people who fight it? But wait, GONY will also be about the mob in other cities across the country too, like Chicago and New Orleans. So it's going to be totally different. And sprawling. Maybe so sprawling it will be messy. But don't worry, this is only in development now and a channel hasn't been attached yet so it could change before it makes it on the air. Or it might not happen at all. And if it doesn't, we always have Copper and, um, Boardwalk Empire, a show Martin Scorsese produced about, um, the start of organized crime in America and the people who fight it. 

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[Photo Credit: Miramax]

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