Amazon Is Developing a Departed TV Show, But With a Latino Gang This Time

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Undercover cop Billy Costigan (LEONARDO DiCAPRIO) infiltrates the Irish mob led by Costello (JACK NICHOLSON) in Warner Bros. Pictures’ crime drama “The Departed.” PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTION.
The Departed. Photo: Andrew Cooper/Warner Brothers

How’s your mother? Is she tired from watching Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning crime drama The Departed? If so, she’s in luck. THR reports Amazon is developing a TV version of the 2006 film, which itself was an adaptation of Hong Kong’s Infernal Affairs. While preserving the two-moles hook, Amazon’s series would switch the location and ethnicities of everyone involved yet again, moving the focus to Latino gangs in Chicago — none of whom will be a product of their environments, but all of whose environments will be a product of them.

Amazon Is Developing a Departed TV Show