'Continuum' Creator Simon Barry Developing Mob Boss Miniseries

Continuum Episodic - H 2013

Continuum Episodic - H 2013

The six-part miniseries from the showrunner of the Syfy series will portray the final years of real-life mafia kingpin Vito Rizzuto.

Simon Barry, the creator of Syfy's Continuum drama, is developing and show running a mini-series based on a book about true-life Sicilian mob boss Vito Rizzuto.

Barry and Michael Konyves will turn the non-fiction book Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War into Bad Blood, into a six-part original miniseries for Canada's City network. Rizzuto, imprisoned in 2006 for his role in a decades-old Brooklyn triple murder, controlled a piece of the U.S. drug market from his base in Montreal before his death in December 2013.

Indie producer New Metric Media optioned the rights to the book by writers Peter Edwards and Antonio Nicaso and signed a development deal with City-parent Rogers Media in partnership with indie producer and distributor DHX Media.

No word on casting for Bad Blood. Executive producer credits will be shared by Mark Montefiore, Patrick O’Sullivan, Barry and Konyves.