Set in picturesque Miami Beach circa 1959, Starz's new period series follows the glamorous and turbulent age where Fidel Castro's rebels have just taken control of Havana. "Magic City" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans, a family man who made a deal with mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston) in order to finance his dream of building an opulent hotel, the Miramar Playa.
[Photos: Meet the cast of 'Magic City']
As the city's most lavish hotel, the Miramar Playa attracts legendary entertainers, seedy mobsters, politicians, and even the CIA. But being the place to be has its price. With all these figures holding court at the hotel, things begin to spiral out of Ike's control. Will he be able to keep his business and family from collapsing? Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") plays Ike's former showgirl wife, Vera.
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"Magic City" premieres Friday, 4/6 at 10pm on Starz.
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