Starz Renews Magic City Before It Premieres
Starz is giving Magic City a huge vote of confidence: The network has renewed the show for a 10-episode second season before it has even premiered.
Set in 1959 in Miami, the drama stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans, a hotelier who gets into bed with mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston) to finance his dream of establishing the Miramar Playa Hotel.
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"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," Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "It has already been sold in more than 70 territories worldwide, and represents the kind of premium entertainment the Starz brand is seeking to create."
Such a move is not unusual for Starz. It previously renewed Spartacus for second and third seasons, and Boss for a second season before their respective premieres.
Starz will air a sneak preview of Magic City following the season finale of Sparatcus: Vengeance on Friday, March 30. The show premieres Friday, April 6 at 10/9c.