Starz having enough confidence in a new series to give it an order for a second season before the first season has premiere isn’t exactly a new thing. The pay cable network picked up Boss for a second season ahead of its first season premiere.
Following the conclusion of Spartacus: Vengeance later this month, Starz will keep Friday nights buzzing with their new drama series Magic City. The period drama doesn’t makes its official debut on the pay-cable network until April, however Starz is set to air an early look at the season premiere early.
This being a Starz production, Magic City will also of course follow in the footsteps of Spartacus and Boss when it comes to R-rated content. While the earlier trailers could only tease the show's naughtier elements, a new "redband" trailer posted by Starz puts the titillation front and center. You can check out the new trailer for Magic City below, which serves up a mix of sex, violence, and improbably attractive naked people.
One of the most appealing things about the look of Starz’ upcoming new drama Magic City, at least, not having seen it yet, is the style and glamorous costume design shown in the promos for the series. Starz released a video today addressing that very topic.
Not long after the Starz original series Spartacus: Vengeance wraps up its season on the premium cable channel, Starz has Magic City set to premiere. The first official cast photo for the period drama has made its way online and has the cast looking dressed up for a party.
April is already looking like a pretty great month for premium cable original programming. Earlier we shared the news that HBO had set premiere dates for a number of new and returning projects, including the Game of Thrones Season 2 premiere. And now, Starz has passed word along that the premiere date for the debut of their new series Magic City has been set for April as well.
Here's your next period drama. It's called Magic City and it's set in Miami in 1959. We can all thank Matthew Weiner and Mad Men for the current surge of television series set in the past. However, what Magic City has going for it, which a lot don't, is Starz - a network where anything goes. So bring all the sex, drugs and violence you want and it looks like there will be plenty on Miami Beach.
Starz is just about to begin production on Magic City, their new 10-part series set in 1950s Miami, and now they've added a few more actors to their already stacked cast. The show, which seems to be one-upping the Mad Men (and The Playboy Club) 1960s setting by going back another decade, is about the glamorous and often dangerous life of that era's Miami hotel and beach scene.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a TV series that doesn’t have him playing a deceased character shown only in flashbacks, spiritual visits or tumor-related hallucinations? In the words of any given Grey’s Anatomy character: Seriously? It appears so.