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Robert De Niro will adapt his own The Good Shepherd as a Showtime series

09.06.2012

Robert De Niro's THE GOOD SHEPHERD is one of the most underrated movies of the past decade. It received mixed reviews from critics but seems to have been mostly overlooked by the general public. If you take the time to watch it, you will find it is a sprawling story that was just getting started. De Niro had previously mentioned filming sequels to bring the story current.

De Niro and producers have opted to craft the sequel to THE GOOD SHEPHERD instead as a Showtime series. Showtime is already home to the spy series HOMELAND and THE GOOD SHEPHERD would be a nice compliment. It is unknown whether the series will reboot the film or pick up where it left off. All that we do know is that Eric Roth, who wrote the film, will produce and write the series and De Niro himself will direct the pilot. De Niro will produce via his Tribeca banner and this would be their first foray into television.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD focused primarily on the origin and creation of the CIA and starred Matt Damon, De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, and Billy Crudup. I would assume the series would either stay in the 1960s or possibly jump a little further into the 1970s. Period series seem to be hot these days and having one on pay cable would guarantee nothing would be held back.

No word on when THE GOOD SHEPHERD would premiere on Showtime. But, you can be sure they will market the hell out of it when it does.

What do you think of the potential for these series?

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Extra Tidbit: Would this series intrigue you more or less if De Niro took a starring role?
Source: Deadline

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6:47AM on 09/07/2012

One of the most UNWATCHABLE movies ever

The Good Shepherd was not only NOT "the best spy movie ever", it was damned near one of THE worst movies of any genre, EVER. Fuck this.
The Good Shepherd was not only NOT "the best spy movie ever", it was damned near one of THE worst movies of any genre, EVER. Fuck this.
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10:16PM on 09/06/2012
A series would, I think, improve a lot on the film. "The Good Shepherd" was the sort of movie that clearly had so much put into it, story, period details, research, etc., that when all was said and done I couldn't help but feel let down by it. It's the difference between good TV and movies, complex characters like Edward Wilson work great on TV, but in the movie he just came off as cold and hard to relate to because he kept his life so shut off from everyone around him.
A series would, I think, improve a lot on the film. "The Good Shepherd" was the sort of movie that clearly had so much put into it, story, period details, research, etc., that when all was said and done I couldn't help but feel let down by it. It's the difference between good TV and movies, complex characters like Edward Wilson work great on TV, but in the movie he just came off as cold and hard to relate to because he kept his life so shut off from everyone around him.
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8:05PM on 09/06/2012
Showtime is the perfect place for this project. Potentially, a Showtime mini-series will be much more noticed and awarded than a theatrical release. A Good Shepherd sequel benefits by finding a specialized, sophisticated audience.
And yes, after seeing the first film, I would love to know what happened next.
Showtime is the perfect place for this project. Potentially, a Showtime mini-series will be much more noticed and awarded than a theatrical release. A Good Shepherd sequel benefits by finding a specialized, sophisticated audience.
And yes, after seeing the first film, I would love to know what happened next.
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6:57PM on 09/06/2012

Lol

Robert De (Space) Niro.
Robert De (Space) Niro.
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5:56PM on 09/06/2012
I did not fall asleep watching that movie.
I did not fall asleep watching that movie.
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5:44PM on 09/06/2012

it's...

De (space) Niro ;)
De (space) Niro ;)
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5:43PM on 09/06/2012

it's...

De (space) Niro ;)
De (space) Niro ;)
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