Amazon developing The Departed TV series
Variety reports that Amazon and Warner Bros. Television are co-developing a TV series adaptation of the Martin Scorsese film The Departed. Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7, Lucky 7) will pen the pilot and executive produce The Departed TV series.
Set in present-day Chicago amidst the shifting tides of warring ethnic drug gangs, the gritty, suspenseful drama follows these two embattled moles as they attempt to fulfill their mission and stay alive. In The Departed TV series, a young cop goes undercover to infiltrate a ruthless Latino gang, which simultaneously plants its own man in the police department.
Roy Lee, Michael Connolly, Graham King, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Tripp Vinson, Doug Davison, and Gianni Nunnari are all signed on to executive produce.
Released in 2006, The Departed starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, and Alec Baldwin. The film won four Academy Awards including Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, and Best Director (Scorsese’s sixth nomination and first win). The film brought in over $289 million at the global box office.