A Cuba Pictures Production for BBC One and AMC.
Starting on New Years day and the 2nd of January on BBC One at 9pm, a major series for BBC One and AMC. McMafia is currently showing on BBC One every Sunday night at 9pm.
Inspired by the meticulous research and insider interviews featured in Misha Glenny’s bestselling book, writer Hossein Amini and director James Watkins have created a drama event that throws open the doors of the complex world of organised crime.
Centred around one Russian family living in exile in London, McMafia reveals a web of connections that join up money launderers in Dubai to cyber criminals in India, black marketeers in Prague to drug smuggling in Colombia, Russian oligarchs in London to Bedouin smugglers in the Negev desert. In this world, race, religion, colour and creed present no barriers when it comes to clinching a major deal.
McMafia is a fast-paced thriller that is at once abstract and personal, glamorous and gritty, global in scale and forensic in detail. It shows how the criminal world really works and how, in our demand for cheap products, we are all, in some ways, complicit.
McMafia is available on iplayer
Amazon Prime will premiere the show in over 200 territories