Martin Scorsese will build up on the 2002 success of Gangs of New York by teaming up with Miramax to take the story in the realm of television. Rumours surround returns to the franchise for Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz.

“The series will draw from the multitude of events surrounding organized gangs at the turn of the century and shortly thereafter in America, not only in New York, but in other cities such as Chicago and New Orleans and the birth of organized crime in America'” reads a statement from Miramax. "This time and era of America's history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film," Scorsese explains. "A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life. I am excited to partner with Miramax in telling these stories". Richard Nanula, chairman of Miramax and a principal at Colony Capital, said of the project: "No one better exemplifies what the new Miramax is and will be better than Martin Scorsese.

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His dedication to quality and the art of storytelling continues to excite everyone that works with him and watches his films and television programs. We could not think of a better partner for this project than the creator of the wonderful film on which it is based." Day-Lewis won a BAFTA his role in the initial movie, while Scorsese picked up a Golden Globe Award.