Making of the Mob: New York
AMC's "Making of The Mob: New York" is an eight one-hour
episode look at the formation of the American Mafia airing in
summer 2015 and blending dramatic scenes and archival footage.
Its scope extends 1905 to the 1950s, and focuses on mobsters
Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Benjamin "Bugsy,"
Siegel, among others.
It is produced by by Emmy award-winning Stephen David
Entertainment (“The World Wars,” “The Men Who Built America”).
Said AMC: "The series also features interviews with historians,
authors, actors, law enforcement personnel and family members,
including: actors Joe Mantegna and Drea de Matteo; mob
attorney and former Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman; author,
David Pietrusza, who is an expert on Lucky Luciano’s criminal
mentor Arnold Rothstein; and Meyer Lansky’s grandson, Meyer
Lansky II, among others."
“We are so pleased to expand eOne’s relationship with AMC and
add this high-end event mini-series to the eOne portfolio,” said
Stuart Baxter President of eOne Television International. “AMC is
a great partner to work with, producing top quality programming,
and The Making of the Mob: New York is event television at its
best, with strong international appeal.”
"We have a long tradition of airing many of the greatest movies
about organized crime and have wanted to pair those movies with
a piece of original programming for some time,” commented Joel
Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original
programming, production and digital content. “Stephen David
brought us a show that reminded us what an absolutely
spectacular story the truth is with respect to the rise of organized
crime in America and the formation of the legendary Five Families.
Making of The Mob: New York features fantastic, larger-than-life
characters and drama that is better than fiction in every way. This
is definitely event television."
“I’m fascinated by people and relaying history through the
personal stories of what they really did,” said Stephen David, the
executive producer and the president of Stephen David
Entertainment. “While there have been a number of great films,
television shows and books about the Mob in America, the entire
story has never been put together like this, and I think viewers will
be surprised at the very human story of how these men created
their own success and made America their land of opportunity.”
AMC will pair each episode with a mobster related film, such as
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas, American
Gangster, Donnie Brasco, Scarface, Casino, and Carlito’s Way.