'Growing Up Gotti' Boys Returning for New Reality TV Series
By Brent Lang at TheWrap
The "Growing Up Gotti" boys are back.
Fiore Films and producer Ted Field are partnering to bring Victoria Gotti's brood back for a new reality television series. Field would co-produce the project through his Compelling Entertainment and Radar Pictures banners.
For the uninitiated, "Growing Up Gotti" ran on A&E from 2004 to 2005, with its 41 episodes serving up a cornucopia of conspicuous consumption, hair product and thick accents.
Critics hated it, but it initially was a huge ratings hit for the network before tapering off in its subsequent seasons.
The new series will center on John, Carmine and Frank Agnello, the three sons of Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello and grandsons of John Gotti.
â€śThe boys have that special something that appeals to a very wide audience,â€ť said Marc Fiore, president and CEO of Fiore Films. â€śWe will be working with them to create a series that brings out each of their unique personalities as well as give an insiderâ€™s look into the lives of the latest generation of Gottis.â€ť
Fiore Films and Radar Pictures are also producing â€śGotti: In The Shadow Of My Father,â€ť and upcoming feature film that is slated to begin filming on location in New York in early fall.
The biopic of John Gotti, the legendary "Dapper Don," is set to star John Travolta.