Mafia Series Based on True Events in Development From ‘Mortal Instruments’ Producer (Exclusive)

Conceived by John A. Gotti, the historical drama will be produced by Don Carmody Television, Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions and Triplicity Entertainment

A new scripted series about a mafia war that spanned U.S. and Canadian borders is in development from Don Carmody Television, Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions and Triplicity Entertainment, TheWrap has learned.

Conceived by former New York mobster John A. Gotti (pictured above), the scripted period series is inspired by true events that took place in a power struggle between the New York mafia and two rival mafia families in Canada.

The series will span events that took place during World War II when two Italian soldiers became friends and then bring their families to Montreal where they ultimately end up in a battle for dominance.

The series is slated to go into production in 2015 in Canada and Italy. Don Carmody, David Cormican, Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Tony D’Aiuto and Vincent Prezioso are set to produce.

A division of Don Carmody Productions (“Pompeii,” “Resident Evil: Retribution,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”), DCTV’s current productions include “Between” for Netflix and “Marilyn” for Lifetime.