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STARZ's Magic City


Miami Beach, 1959.

As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel.

But everything comes at a price.

To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade.

In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics.

As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.


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Starz renews 'Magic City' for second season before it premieres

Good news for "Magic City" fans. Starz has renewed the series for a second season.

Haven't checked out the "Mad Men"-like series set in Miami Beach circa 1959? Don't worry; you're not alone. It hasn't even premiered yet.

While HBO has made it something of a tradition to renew its new series after the first episode airs, Starz chief Chris Albrecht, formerly of HBO, has one-upped his old home by greenlighting a second season before any episodes have aired.

" 'Magic City' is a beautifully written, superbly acted, and visually stunning series, and we feel the quality of the work accomplished deserves a second season," Albrecht said in a statement. It probably didn't hurt that the series has already been sold in 70 territories around the world.

The series was created by Mitch Glazer, screenwriter of "Scrooged," among other things, and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as hotelier Ike Evans, who finds himself heavily indebted to a cruel mob boss (played by Danny Huston) while still selling himself as a stand-up guy to his wife and children.

A mid-20th century family man leading a duel life? Sounds a bit like a certain New York City adman.

The show also stars Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Jessica Marais, Yul Vazquez and Kelly Lynch. It premieres April 6.



  • At the mention of Olga Kurylenko... :lovealot:

    'Nuff said! I'm gonna check this show out!
  • Nauuso na ang perido dramas :D

    But na-miss ko bigla Band of Brothers / The Pacific :depressed:
  • Has anyone else started watching this show?

    It's been renewed for a second season! :)

    It is not a bad show at all. I think the number of episodes is just right. It would be too "period drama-ee" otherwise.
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Now on episode 3! :D

    Saw this on eztv and downloaded the pilot without knowing what it is and who are in it. :lol: So far, I'm liking the story. We'll see how it goes. :)
  • It's funny how the PEXers who love "bewbzzzzzzz" don't jump on this show. :lol:

    There are plenty of delectable delights in this show. :glee:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    10 shots per episode ba? :glee: Probably even more. And it actually lasts longer than the usual. Hello 1950s! :rotflmao:

    Pati ako natatakot kay Ben Diamond. :glee:

    Season finale na ako! :D
  • JonnyJonny PExer
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2: Behind the Scenes

    Season 2 premieres on 14 June 2013.
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Had to check wiki to remember some sub-plots. Glad this show is back. :up:

    Kawawa 'yung servant. It's the wrong time and place for his hand. :glee:
  • Ahura MazdaAhura Mazda Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    Things are heating up in Magic City. I like how Ike is attacking Ben from different angles. Let's see if he's really the fucking shark.

    Danny Huston's Ben Diamond really has great one liners.

    Bel: Not me. Not me, Benny. Who? Who? Who?
    Ben: Who? Who? What are you, a fucking owl? :glee:

    Ben: You just silenced a man I was interrogating.
    Lily: Torturing!
    Ben: Tell that to the Geneva Convention. :glee:

    Finally, Lily Diamond showed some tits again. When I watched Episode 4 and there's still no nude Lily, I thought Jessica Marais won't do nude scenes anymore because she's now an MILF. :naughty:

    And who would have thought DJ conventions used to hold cunnilingus races with the ladies? :naughty:
  • Ahura MazdaAhura Mazda Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    Starz Cancels ‘Magic City’ After Two Seasons

    The lights are set to go out on “Magic City,” as Starz pulls the plug on the period drama after two seasons.

    The finale episode of “Magic City” will air Friday.

    Announcement arrives on the heels of Starz head Chris Albrecht stating at the pay TV net’s TCA session that the fate of “Magic City” would be determined by the performance of its closing season two episodes.

    “’Magic City’ will be concluding its two-season run on Starz with Friday’s series finale,” Starz said in a statement. “We are tremendously proud of the series and everyone involved. From the writers, to the cast and crew, it has been an incredible collaboration. This was a story born from Mitch Glazer’s singular vision of Miami, the Magic City of his childhood, and we are grateful to him for bringing it to life on Starz. The season’s story arc will allow us to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series, and we thank all the fans who checked in to the Miramar Playa.”

    “Magic City” was the first program to ever be ordered directly to series by Starz, and the paybler showed serious investment in it as it renewed the Miami-set drama for a second run before the show had even debuted. Glazer’s drama, however, failed to attract a substantial audience, topping out at 500,000 viewers during its most-watched episodes.

    :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Awwww. :(

    Oh, well. Let's just see how they'll end the series.
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