The second half of February isn’t the most exciting part of the year, if you ask me, but if you love a book adaptation and have cable, AMC’s newest book adaptation McMafia might just make it so! The eight-part series was inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, and is directed by the same guy who gave us The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe.
The series has been adapted to television screens by Hossein Amini (The Snowman, Our Kind of Traitor) and James Watkins (Black Mirror, The Take, The Woman in Black) and follows Alex Godman, played by James Norton, as he’s drawn ever deeper into the world of organized crime.
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As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of his family’s criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance). But when the past returns to threaten them, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of a man’s struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and in himself. Impressive and intimate, glamorous and gritty, McMafia is both global in scale and forensic in detail.
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The series also stars David Strathairn, Laye Marsay, Aleksey Serebryakov, and Marya Shukshina and will hit the small screen on Monday, February 26th.
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