Showtime intends to travel to the 1980s with Leonardo DiCaprio. According to The Hollywood Reporter, cable channel, Ray Donovan writer and producer Brett Johnson and DiCaprio's Appian Way will team up to create a crime drama.
At the center of the 80s Brooklyn drama is ten years the relationship between an unstable mafia boss and a rogue federal agent, each violating the harsh laws of his "organization." The drama will showcase the devastating impact the Wall Street era has had on both the Mafia and the FBI.
Johnson will write and executive produce with Leonardo DiCaprio, Appian Way Production President Jennifer Davisson Killoran (Ides of March " ) and his fellow "Ray Donovan" Brian Zuriff.
For DiCaprio's company, the yet-to-be-received Showtime drama will become another television project. Appian Way recently signed a deal to produce a documentary for Netflix, and will partner with Entertainment One to tackle the TV adaptation of Simon Toyne's novel The Searcher.
In the event Showtime orders the first season of the drama, the show will join others TV series of the channel, including "Roman", "Homeland", "Masters of Sex", "Horror on the cheap", "Shameless" and the upcoming "Billions".
The Topic of Article: Showtime and Leonardo DiCaprio Studios Develop Mafia Series.