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. 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.The film was inspired by Herbert Asbury’s 1928 non-fiction book ‘The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld,’ which had been a passion project for the filmmaker for years. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis film received 10 Oscar nominations, though it won none. Scorsese’s first foray into television, HBO’s period gangster drama ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will bow its fourth season this year. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about a Gangs of New York TV show soon.