The Gangs Return

The Gangs Return

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Director Martin Scorsese and Miramax Films are working on a television series inspired by their 2002 blockbuster Gangs of New York. The film—based on Herbert Asbury’s 1928 homonymous non-fiction book—depicts territorial feuds between American and Irish immigrant crime mobs in mid-19th century Manhattan. The TV series will focus more generally on the birth of organized crime in America at the turn of the 20th century—according to Scorsese, a “time and era…rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour film.”

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.