Deadline reports Chazz Palminteri and Kenny D’Aquila are shopping the Unorganized Crime TV show pilot to prospective buyers. The news outlet describes the half-hour project as a “mafia-themed comedic drama series.”
Written by Palminteri and D’Aquila, the pilot is based on the latter’s play of the same name. The cast includes Palminteri, D’Aquila, Lainie Kazan, Alex Meneses, John Pankow, and, Carmine Caridi. Director Nick Vallelonga produced the pilot through Vallelonga Productions, with Ton of Hats’ Mike Hatton and Mark Sherman.
The play, a quirky mob-family comedy-drama, was staged in 2014 starring D’Aquila as Gino Sicuso, a forgotten brother and son who is banished to Detroit by his father. It is a savage and humorous tale of two brothers, Gino and Sal (Palminteri), and the love of a woman who is torn between loyalty and survival. The play ran in L.A. and Chicago during the past two years. (Watch a compilation video below.)
Check out this sizzle reel, from the play.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Disorganized Crime TV series pilot? Have you see the play? Do you think it would work as a TV show?