Robert De Niro is coming to your TV screens. The prolific actor is doing something that 10 years ago would of been laughed at. Per Deadline:
The big drama series package that has David O. Russell as writer-director and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore starring is landing at Amazon and The Weinstein Company. We hear the untitled series has received a two-season commitment in a $160 million deal. Each season will consist of eight episodes, all written and directed by Russell. Details about the show are sketchy, but we hear it is a mafia crime series.
The project stirred buzz in the marketplace in early August, weeks before it officially hit the marketplace, with agents soliciting firm offers and big guarantees on behalf of the their clients in order for a network to hear the pitch. We hear Amazon landed the drama in a competitive situation, with FX also actively pursuing it.
This is going to receive all of the awards.