'The Council' will tell the story of Barnes and his organized crime syndicate in Harlem in the 1970s and 1980s. Barnes partnered with the Italian mafia to start his own drug syndicate.
True Story of Nicky Barnes
He was dubbed "Mr. Untouchable" by The New York Times, but after his arrest in 1978, he turned into a federal informant against the council. He was later put into the witness protection program and died in 2012. Due to him being in the program, Barnes' death was only reported this year.