The mafia is once again the focus of a new AMC docudrama called ‘Making of the Mob: New York‘ being made by Stephen David’s production company which produced the hit History channel show The Men Who Built America. The new eight part series will detail the history of the original five families of New York which led up to the modern day American Mafia. Blending dramatic scenes with in archival footage and in depth interviews the new docudrama will take viewers back to the beginning in 1905 all the way up until present day.
Making of the Mob: New York will trace the roots of many notorious mobsters including Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Charles “Lucky” Luciano. The show will span over 50 years of the New York mafia and is scheduled to showcase hour long episodes beginning in the second quarter of this year. The personal stories of what these men really did building the mob in America has never been put together quite like this says Stephen David.
The docudrama will include original footage of interviews with law enforcement, authors, historians, and family members of former mobsters including actors Drea de Matteo and Joe Mantegna, former mob attorney Oscar Goodman, and even the grandson of legendary mobster Meyer Lansky among many others. It will include many larger then life characters and drama that proves to be better then fiction in every way according to Joel Stillerman AMC’s executive vp programming.
The new mafia series will be bolstered by AMC who plans to employ it as a lead in for showings of some of the best mafia movies from the network’s mob flick library. The new 2015 mafia series may prove to be one of the best to date.