AMC is digging further into the crime drama business with “McMafia.” Based on the novel by Misha Glenny, the series explores the mafia’s global network through the eyes of Alex Godman (James Norton), an unwilling participant who nevertheless has close ties to the crime world. AMC has already released the trailer for the series, which premieres later this month.
The network has now also released a sneak peek of a key scene in the series premiere, which features Alex and his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance) talking to Alex’s uncle Boris (David Dencik). In the scene, Boris tries to convince Alex to do business with him and is turned down. The series will likely feature no shortage of tense exchanges like this, especially as Alex moves deeper into the world of organized crime. Here’s the full synopsis for the series:
“The series charts Alex Godman’s journey through a terrifying labyrinth of international criminals, money launderers, corrupt politicians and ruthless intelligence agencies. As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of his family’s criminal past by building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend. When his family’s past murderously returns to threaten the life he has built, Alex is drawn into the criminal world and forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of one man’s struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and in himself.”
“McMafia” is co-created by Hossein Amini (“Drive”) and James Watkins (“The Woman in Black”). The series premieres on AMC on Monday, February 26. Check out the exclusive sneak peek from the premiere below: