The Starz cable channel on April 6 will begin broadcasting “Magic City,” a series about Miami in the late 1950s.
“The series is based on one of the most glamorous, exciting and dangerous periods in Miami,” Mitch Glazer, the creator and screenwriter of “Magic City” told Efe during the presentation of the new production with the cast.
The storyline revolves around businessmen Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who must deal with drug traffickers and mobsters who will do everything in their power to make life impossible for him and his family.
“They all look fantastic and the whole world is focused on this city. I wanted to write about that and also about the political situation at the time, with Fidel Castro and all the Cuban immigration that arrived in Miami,” Glazer said.
The show’s creator grew up in Miami with many Cuban-Americans in the 1960s, and that greatly helped him to write about his personal experiences.
Cast member Yul Vazquez added that “the mafia and politics form part of the show” given that the series recreates the years in which Cubans began to come in large numbers to Miami as a result of the January 1959 Cuban Revolution.
“It’s the story of my family. When I read the script I thought: This is my story!,” Vazquez said.
Also attending the presentation of the series was Dominik Garcia-Lorido, the daughter of Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia.
The 29-year-old actress said that her character in the series is a girl who was born in Cuba but grew up in Miami Beach.