Magic City: Starz CEO Explains Cancellation

Magic City cancelationWhile fans of Magic City are understandably upset by the show’s cancellation, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht recently explained that the decision wasn’t a difficult one when it came to finances.

At the TCA press tour, he said, “It was a fine show but it was extremely expensive. It had decent audience but distributors weren’t interested in co-marketing it with us, and we felt season two had a pretty reasonable and satisfying landing spot.”

Magic City revolves around the world of Miami’s Miramar Playa Hotel in 1959. The TV series stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and Danny Huston, with Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Jessica Marais, Yul Vazquez, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Kelly Lynch, and Elena Satine.

What do you think? Did you like Magic City? Would you liked to have seen a third season?

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  1. Raul says

    I just copied and pasted the below searching the web, its no consolation for us lovers of the series, but it might be the best next thing.

    The Mitch Glazer-created period Miami casino mob series Magic City, which Starz canceled last year after a two-season run, is moving to the big screen. Glazer wrote the script and will direct series regulars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch, who’ll be joined by Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and others. Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac and Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation will produce and finance, with Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J. Helene and Glazer producing. QED will introduce the project to buyers at AFM next week.

  2. Rich says

    I only just stumbled onto Magic City via Netflix. Outstanding show!!! I don’t know why it wasn’t properly publicized but I think that show is fantastic. You could run a season on Danny Huston alone… but just bring everybody back and PLEASE START SEASON 3 !!!

  3. Spencer Davidson says

    Okay STÀRS!! This getting a bit redundant first it was BOSS and now Magic City ,WtF ..get your act together ! Cancel one show that is good and I’m cancelling STARS…That a guarantee!!!! Facebook ,Twitter is not where you want to be talked about as the channel,network that constantly cancells shows!!! Think about it!

  4. Jason Young says

    I enjoy historically accurate series. I felt that Magic city was definitely one of these. The Miramar Playa and the landscape surrounding were definitely to me what I would believe historically accurate.

  5. Anonymous says

    I loved the show!!It’s reminds of my parents era when the arrived from Cuba! Bring in back, it’s very educational!!

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