March 2 (UPI) — HISTORY announced new shows from stars Pierce Brosnan and Ray Liotta on Wednesday. Brosnan will host The greatest heists in history with Pierce Brosnan and Liotta will be the executive producer five families.
The biggest heists in history will use re-enactments and visual effects to show audiences how historical thieves pulled off their heists. The 1899 Wilcox train robbery and the 1950 Great Brink robbery in Boston are the subject of episodes.
“Great burglary stories are thrilling and, when told well, have the ability to make the viewer almost become an accomplice in the crime itself,” Brosnan said in a statement.
Brosnan has several heist movies on his resume, including The Thomas Crown Affair and after sunset.
five families features the Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese crime families of New York. Selwyn Raab’s book Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires serves as the basis for the series.
Liotta starred as Henry Hill in the mob movie Freedmen and played the Moltisanti twin brothers in last year’s The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.
“Whether it’s power, money, status, or living by your own rules at a time when the American dream seemed out of reach for so many, there’s a reason there’s so much of public intrigue around the mafia,” Liotta said in a statement.