In 2017, The Son, which is based on a novel of the same name, premiered on AMC, and it did well enough to be renewed for a second season. Now the cable network has introduced its McMafia TV show, which is inspired Misha Glenny’s book, McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld. Since this new TV series is a fictionalized adaptation of a non-fiction account, does it have what it takes to hook the television audience in the same way? Will McMafia be cancelled or renewed for season two on AMC? Stay tuned.
An international crime thriller from creators Hossein Amini and James Watkins, McMafia stars James Norton, Juliet Rylance, David Strathairn, Faye Marsay, Aleksey Serebryakov, Mariya Shukshina, Oshri Cohen, Merab Ninidze, Kirill Pirogov, Yuval Scharf, Sofya Lebedeva, Clifford Samuel, Anna Levanova, and David Dencik. The AMC drama centers on 33 year-old Alex Godman (Norton). Although he was educated in a British boarding school, this self-made hedge fund manager is the son of Russian exiles with connections to organized crime. When the family’s past returns to haunt them, Alex has to decide how far he will go to protect his loved ones. **Status updates below.
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What do you think? Do you like the McMafia TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on AMC?
**7/29/2018 Status Update: AMC has renewed McMafia for season two. Details here.
**5/2/2018 Status Update: McMafia has been renewed for a second season in the UK but AMC hasn’t picked it up yet.