The Departed is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports Amazon is developing a TV series based on the Oscar-winning film.
From Martin Scorsese, the 2006 drama followed the conflict between the Irish mob and the police in South Boston. The movie stars Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, and Martin Sheen. The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Written by Jason Richman, the Departed series will take place in Chicago and center on a “a young cop [who] goes undercover to infiltrate a ruthless Latino gang, which simultaneously plants its own man in the police department.”
Richman will produce alongside the film’s producer Graham King, Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, and Plan B Entertainment.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the film The Departed? Would you watch the series adaptation?