I would never tire of looking at Starz's lush new period piece Magic City (Friday, 10/9c).
Starz turns back the clock to 1959 Miami Beach in the new mob-tinged period drama Magic City. Executive producer Mitch Glazer based the show on his experiences growing
up in Miami, where he spendt time at grand hotels like the Fontainebleau (where his dad was an electrical engineer), Eden Roc and Deauville. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Ike Evans, the owner of the Miramar Playa (based on the hotels of the era). Glazer answered our show-runner survey to tell viewers why they should make a reservation Fridays
Welcome to the Miramar Playa Hotel, a retreat for luxury, glamour and decadence.
In Starz's Magic City premiere on Friday (10/9c), we meet the charismatic Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who has worked his way up from cabana boy to owner of the Miramar Playa in 1959's Miami Beach. The drama has that 1960s vibe, but sets itself apart from Mad Men's ad-peddling anti-heroes and Pan Am's glitzy international adventures.
On the new Starz series Magic City, Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Ike Evans, the owner of the Miramar Playa, one of Miami's most glamorous hotels in the 1950s. But as the hotel prepares for a New Year's Eve performance by Frank Sinatra, union strikes force Ike into a panic that his establishment might have to close. And it's not just his guests Ike's worried about. The hotelier is also indebted to mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston).
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 ...