Magic City – TV Show Set in 1960s Miami Beach

With Mad Men reviving interest in the swank side of the ’60s, and Miami always a popular setting for TV show it was only a matter of time until someone launched a show set in 1960s Miami. Premium cable channel, Starz, today announced that they’ve greenlit Magic City, a drama set in a fancy Miami Beach hotel set amongst the political and organized crime drama of the time. Unlike some Miami-set series, Magic City will be shot in Miami starting in 2011 and it’s expected to hit small screens in 2012.

Link to Teaser Video

The show will be set at the fictitious Miramar Hotel, which from the description sounds like it might as well be a stand in for the famed Fontainebleau. The action centers on the hotel’s owner Ike Evans as he deals “with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore.”

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