Watch the New Trailer for Magic City, Starz's '60s Period Drama (VIDEO)

With The Playboy Club dead on arrival and Pan Am running low on fuel, only Starz’s upcoming Magic City is left to prove there’s an audience for a 1960s-set drama that isn’t Mad Men. Now here’s a preview of the series, set to premiere in spring 2012. On the surface, Magic City seems to share more than a few characteristics with the cult AMC hit: Sexy industry (hotels), sexy city (Miami), sexy leading man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), sexy wife (Quantum of Solace star Olga Kurylenko), sexy music (Louis Prima’s “I’ve Got the World on a String”). Basically there’s a whole lot of sexy going on.

And an angry mobster (Danny Huston), too! Really angry! He’s breaking dishes poolside and stuff. It’s probably a good thing for Morgan that the show is still months away from premiering, so as to distance himself from other, failed Don-nabes. But that will put Magic City in direct competition with Mad Men’s fifth season. Ultimately, it will all come down to the writing. Series creator Mitch Glazer—who has shared screenwriting credits on movies like 1988’s Scrooged and 2003’s The Recruit—wrote all nine episodes, which reportedly pull heavily from his own childhood. We shall see.


What say you? Does Magic City look magical?

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Apr 01, 2012
Josephine Nesline Alvarez commented on latimesblogs.latimes.com.



I watched the preview on Starz last night. I graduated from Miami Senior High in 1958, but lived in Miami Beach, fortunately I had a car at 16. Magic City was right on capturing that era. Hearing Sinatra in the background on New Year eve brought back a lot of memories, since Sinatra did a benefit for my husband Joe Nesline, he was the mob boss of Washington DC. We lived in Miami Beach in the 60's. So I lived that life with the BOYS. Lucky325.com





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Feb 03, 2012
The series sounds just like my life, mine was reality. Sinatra did a benefit for my husband, Joseph Nesline, the Mob Czar of Washington D.C. We lived and played in Miami Beach at that time as well. All the "Boys" were my friends. Lucky325.com
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Jan 14, 2012
hmm, by the looks of it, Mad Men without brains ?



Lets wait and see, the overall look, is very sexy and sleak, i hope the stories hold up and are just not a simple display of great bodies and wellcut suits
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Nov 05, 2011
The shows look is mesmerizing and sexy, like a feature, not TV. Feels like The Godfather meets Twin Peaks. This may cure my Sopranos withdraw and leave me with an even worse habit. I'm hooked on one minute? Time to call Comcast and get Starz.
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Oct 28, 2011
I don't know about Magic City, but Olga Kurylenko sure looks magical.
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Oct 28, 2011
Starring Quantum of Solace's Olga Kurylenko as "Sexy Wife", that's ALL I need to know :)
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Oct 28, 2011
Looks much less boring than the massively overrated snooze fest that is "Mad Men". Seems like it could be a good show and Jeffrey Dean Morgan finally getting to stick around for a while on a show is good news all around.
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Oct 28, 2011
I might check it out, if it happens to air on a channel I can see.

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Oct 28, 2011
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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Oct 28, 2011
I really believe Starz can pull this off. Don't be so cynical all the time.
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Oct 28, 2011
Well, on Starz characters can do anything and say anything. That's definetly an advantage. I'm interested!
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