The BBC has confirmed that drama McMafia is to return to BBC One for a second series.
The show, created and written by Hossein Amini and James Watkins and inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same name, is co-produced by the BBC, Cuba Pictures and AMC, in association with Twickenham Studios.
Creators Hossein Amini and James Watkins said: “We are so thrilled with how McMafia has resonated with audiences across the world and are delighted to be given the opportunity to cast more light on the shady intersections of transnational criminals and their enablers in finance, law, intelligence agencies and even in governments.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “McMafia’s blend of topicality and killer storytelling struck a chord with audiences and significantly added to the discourse around Anglo-Russian relations and we are excited to be returning to that world in the safe and brilliant hands of James and Hoss for series two.”
The series has been recommissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. Executive Producers are Nick Marston, Dixie Linder, Ben Hall and Robyn Slovo for Cuba Pictures, Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One and Hossein Amini, James Watkins and Misha Glenny. Paul Ritchie will return as producer.
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