Monday 24 April 2017

Martin Scorsese's The Departed to be turned into television series

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed

Geraldine Gittens

Martin Scorsese's The Departed will be made into a TV series by Amazon Studios, the company has announced.

The series will be written and executive produced by Jason Richman, Deadline has reported.

The plot will centre around a young cop who goes undercover inside a Latino gang. While the gang has itself planted its own man inside the police department.

The 2006 film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, scooped four Oscars, including best picture, and best director for Scorsese.

The TV series will be set in Chicago, not Boston as in The Departed.

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