From the producers of “Don’t F**k With Cats”, one of the most shocking true crime documentaries ever, comes a new Netflix documentary called ‘Fear City: New York vs The Mafia’.
This three-part documentary series, which will be available to stream on July 22, looks at the takedown of the New York Mafia in the 1970s. Netflix describes it as “A real-life Sopranos from the producers of Don’t F**k With Cats.”
Netflix’s short synopsis reads: “Five Mafia families ruled New York with a bloody fist in the 1970s and ’80s until a group of federal agents tried the unthinkable: taking them down”.
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia includes secret undercover recordings
The Mafia was very different in the 1970s. They owned New York City and for the most part, were untouchable. The FBI tried to get the situation under control but it seemed the harder they tried, the mafia just tightened its grip on the city. This was appropriately known as the “golden era of the mob”.
The FBI was well aware of all of the mafia’s nefarious activities like loan-sharking, drug trafficking, and murder, but there was very little they could do to stop them.
During this time, the FBI bugged and secretly recorded New York’s five families. : The Gambino family, the Genovese family, the Colombo family, the Lucchese family, and the Bonanno family. This new documentary lets the public finally hear these recordings and the shocking revelations within.
The series has been described as “The inside story of the rise and fall of New York’s most powerful Mafia families and the end of the golden era of the Mob. With the full might of the FBI and an army of undercover agents, witness the bugging, the investigation, and the era-defining conclusion of the historic Mafia Commission Trial that changed everything.”
Check out the trailer below: