Magic City: A Behind the Scenes Look at Season 2

Magic CityDuring the first season of Magic City, the show focused almost entirely on the battle for Miami. Ike Evans had to dig his heels in and stand tall against the advances of Ben Diamond as the two duked it out for supremacy in the land of sand and sunshine, eventually finding himself in a jail cell and presumably defeated by the mob boss. However, the hotel baron doesn’t go down that easily and on the next season of Magic City, he looks to even the score and solidify his grip on the city. Can he withstand an ever-determined Diamond and even more enemies smelling blood in the water?

In a behind the scenes look at the second season of Magic City, we see that the scope of the show has shifted. Miami is still the epicenter of everything and the stakes from the first season have carried over; Ben wants to control the city, but he’s going to have to topple Ike in order to get the hotels and the power that comes with having the hotels. However, now both Cuba and Chicago are in play in a move not unlike the set up of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which has one central location and several other high profile cities that are given the spotlight in any given episode. The addition of Cuba means that Ike will be looking for allies and possibly somewhere to set up a base in the event that Diamond does in fact take Miami, while from Chicago comes a series of gangsters, including James Caan, who will be playing Chicago mob boss Sy Berman.

Also guest starring next season are rapper Rick Ross as a proprietor of an illegal gambling house, Sherilyn Fenn as a madam working for Ben, Esai Morales as a former Cuban rebel, and Jamie Harris as a drug-addicted mob man with an itchy trigger finger.

The second season of Magic City premieres this summer on Starz. You can check out an additional teaser for the season here, as well as a trailer here.

How do you think that the larger scope of Magic City will translate in the storytelling? Are you looking forward to James Caan coming to TV and playing a gangster? Who will come out on top at the end of the season: Ike or Ben?



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