The Departed is being made into a new Amazon Prime series
Beginning as a Chinese crime thriller about a cop who infiltrates the triad and remade into a Martin Scorsese movie about a cop who infiltrates Boston's Irish Mob, The Departed has already undergone some substantial changes since it was originally released as Infernal Affairs in 2002.
Given the malleability of the plot—X cop goes undercover in Y gang while Z mobster does the opposite—the general idea can pretty much be applied to anywhere that has both a police force and gang activity.
That's why it seems rather logical that this particular story is going to be remade once again as an Amazon series, according to The Wrap. Though it won't have the stacked lineup of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson, The Wrap notes that it will bring the Infernal Affairs plot to an entirely different setting.
"The one-hour drama follows a young cop that goes undercover to infiltrate a ruthless Latino gang, which simultaneously plants its own man in the police department. Set in present-day Chicago amid the shifting tides of warring ethnic drug gangs, the gritty, suspenseful drama follows the two embattled moles as they attempt to fulfill their mission and stay alive."
It's also a plot that seems like it could work in individual, hour-long increments. Think back on all the chess-like scenarios from The Departed—the cell phone and the police tail, the building rooftop, the broken arm scene. All of these could easily stretch into a full episode.
It sounds pretty awesome, but I have a feeling I know how it's going to end. *spoilers below*