Time to round up some TV news, and what better place to start than with the announcement that Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi and James Mangold will collaborate on Ralph Lamb, a ’60s-set Vegas crime drama based on the life of “cowboy-turned-Las Vegas sheriff” Ralph Lamb. CBS is producing; Mangold will direct and Pileggi will write with Greg Walker (Without a Trace).
Ralph Lamb served as sheriff of Clark County from ’61 to ’79 – a long run! — and actually rode his horse on duty for many of those years, even as he modernized the Vegas sheriff’s department and created the city’s first SWAT team. He was also a staunch anti-mob figure, which was no small deal given the mafia control over many casinos. It’s great, if expensive material for a show. [Deadline]
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