Starz has greenlit production on Magic City, a drama centering on the gritty side of Miami in the 1960s, the network announced Monday.
From executive producer Mitch Glazer (The Recruit), Magic City revolves around Ike Evans, the head of the Miramar Hotel who meets pressures from the mob, his own family, and the changes brought on by Fidel Castro taking charge of Cuba.
"Mitch has created a world populated with unforgettable characters and with a big, dynamic story," Starz President Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "The talented creative team that has come together for Magic City will ensure a show that we think audiences won't want to miss."
The 10-episode series will begin casting soon, and is slated to premiere on Starz in 2012.