But it won’t be Squizzy Taylor set in Melbourne.
It will be the 1920s Razor Gangs in Sydney.
In 1927 pistol licensing laws saw crooks arming themselves with razors.
There were two major razor gangs in Darlinghurst / Kings Cross in 1929, led by queens of the underworld, brothel owners Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine. They were flamboyant characters in furs, hats and diamond rings who both tried to outdo each other to see who was the showiest.
Their feud culminated in a riot known as the Battle of Kellett Street on August 9, 1929, one of the most violent riots Sydney had ever seen.
The two gangs fought for an hour with razors and guns, leaving many hospitalised with bullet wounds and slashes that required multiple stitches. By 1930, the NSW government pushed through tough new laws that rang the death knell for the razor gangs.
There are rumours a huge intersection is being constructed for the key riot scenes.
Nine also has three Melbourne-made Underbelly telemovies to air in 2011.
Seven is also looking to the past with 1850s drama, Wild Boys on its slate.