First Look: Jeffrey Dean Morgan In ‘Magic City’ On Starz

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Magic City Starz First Look: Jeffrey Dean Morgan In Magic City On Starz

While Starz is showing off their newest drama Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer, the onetime pay-cable upstart is readying the marketing blitz for next year’s entry into the period-drama wars with a first look at the beach-filled crime drama, Magic City.

After the Miami-set ladies of Charlie’s Angels had their wings clipped, the sunshine state’s most famous city needs a bit more love than just Dexter can provide. Thankfully, with a cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural, Texas Killing Fields), Danny Huston (Children of Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Magic City looks more than capable of encouraging audiences to embrace Miami once again.

To quickly recap: Magic City centers on Ike Evans (Morgan), a luxury hotelier whose dealings with the mob – namely Ben ‘The Butcher’ Diamond (Huston) – have ceased being mutually beneficial, and now teeter on the brink of becoming life threatening. Meanwhile, with the heat on him and his livelihood, Ike must keep his cool to protect his unsuspecting wife Vera (Kurylenko) from the knowledge of just how deep he’s in.

Whether it’s the locale, casting or some other clever trick, Magic City somehow manages to avoid a direct comparison to Mad MenWhile that  is no small feat – considering the ultimate fate of NBC’s wannabe Playboy Club and the dwindling ratings for ABC’s well-received Pan Am ­– the trailer manages to distinguish the time period without becoming too wrapped up in the novelty of it all.

Take a look at the trailer below:

For audiences tired of competitors looking to dethrone Don Draper, Magic City might just be the mid-century throwback that is content (or wise enough) to leave those Madison Avenue hucksters alone.

Though the network has struggled to gain the kind of audience and acclaim that other premium cable networks like HBO, Showtime and even Cinemax have enjoyed with their original programming, Starz looks to have a batch of new shows that could easily make up for the missteps of the last few years – which included the questionable canceling of fan-favorite programs like Party Down and this year’s Camelot.

While Boss and Magic City are examples of the maturation Starz’s programming is currently experiencing, fans needn’t worry that the channel has forgotten its roots. Spartacus, the series that really put Starz’ original content on the map, will be back in 2012 with Spartacus: Vengeance – to remind viewers they can still have some fun with a little ultra-violence.


Look for Magic City to premiere on Starz in spring of 2012.

Source: TV Line

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  1. Looks great, been loving a lot of Starz’s programming, Spartacus, Camelot, Boss…hoping this can be equally as good :D

  2. Holy Moly! Olga! In that bikini like Ursula Andress reborn. Sensational.

    I’m well up for this. I always enjoy watching Morgan and Huston on the screen. Add 60′s Miami and this seems totally lush. Ideal summer night viewing.

  3. Awesome. :) I’ll give it a try. I’m a big JDM fan anyhow. I’m so happy that his career has become successful in the last few years.

  4. i will watch this show i am a big fan of OLGA oh my god and Jeffery

  5. Most defiently will be watching and hoping it will be awesome.

  6. I always enjoy some JDM
    Loving the shows vibe

  7. he series sound just like my life, mine was reality. Sinatra did a benefit for my husband, Joseph Nesline, the Mob Czar of Washington, D.C. We lived and played in Miami Beach at that time as well. All the “BOYS” were my friends. Lucky

  8. I’m IN. I have watched the first episodes of Magic City and have nothing but KUDOS for this project. I was mezmerized. Of course JDM has a great ass but he is superb in all other areas as well and is the perfect male lead. Speaking of which all casting is top notch. This Period Reminds me of my youth. I used to dress like that. Dressy, formal. Feminine. I have my DVR set for Fridays.