Though there’s no official start date for BBC One’s upcoming drama series McMafia, the show looks to be yet another compelling and addictive show from the network if the newly-released teaser trailer is anything to go by. You can check it out below:
Based on the non-fiction book McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime by Misha Glenny, the BBC adaptation comes from director James Watkins and screenplay writer Hossein Amini, with the pair certain to bring viewers hours of dramatic action, twists and turns that will no doubt keep us all on the edge of our seats. David Farr, Peter Harness and Laurence Coriat co-wrote the series alongside the two.
James Norton isn’t the only big name involved, with the likes of Juliet Rylance, Faye Marsay, Aleksey Serebryakov and Maria Shukshina also starring.
Norton’s character Alex will be central to the series, as he’s drawn into the world of organised crime and his family’s dark and murky past catching up to him, threatening to destroy the life he’s built and drawing him into a world that he never wanted to be a part of.
Filming for the series has taken place all over the world, with several million pounds of budget allocated to each episode. That took the actors to such locations as London, Mumbai, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Croatia and beyond.
Made up of eight episodes, we imagine those who have worked on McMafia will be hoping to replicate the success of other major BBC crime dramas, such as Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty. Whether or not that happens however, remains to be seen.
We’ll bring you more news on McMafia, as well as that of a premiere date as and when we get it.