Synopsis: 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.
On March 20, 2012 Starz announced that 'Magic City' was renewed for a second season.
The Hollywood Reporter (Review): The already-renewed Starz drama mixes "Mad Men" with "The Sopranos," resulting in strong writing, stronger acting and a whole lot of distracting nudity.
The writing is strong, the acting stronger and the amount of distracting nudity strongest. While Magic City is not yet top-tier television, its ambition is clear. Glazer has a passion for this story, and the premise and setting are unique. Starz, with the cultish Spartacus and the acclaimed Boss, might have another building block. The question is whether viewers will stick around to find out. The good news, however, is that Magic City already has been renewed for a second season, so feel free to invest until there's a payoff.
Edited by Marc Maron, April 02, 2012 - 01:08 PM.