Here’s some bad news for ‘Magic City’ fans - it has officially been cancelled. Starz has decided not to pursue the series for a third season starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The Miami-set period drama first premiered in 2012 and showcased a story about mobsters, politicians and entertainers at a high-profile hotel in the late ‘50s around the time Fidel Castro took control of Cuba.
“We are tremendously proud of the series and everyone involved. From the writers, to the cast and crew, it has been an incredible collaboration,” Starz said in a statement on Monday. “This was a story born from Mitch Glazer’s singular vision of Miami, the Magic City of his childhood, and we are grateful to him for bringing it to life on Starz. The season’s story arc will allow us to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series and we thank all the fans who checked in to the Miramar Playa.”
At this year’s Television Critics Association press event, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht revealed the last few episodes would contain a lot of surprises that would answer several questions. Well, one of those surprises seems to be that the show won't be returning. The series that was ordered straight to series and picked up for a second season before it even premiered has also had some top guest-stars, including James Caan and Sherilyn Fenn.
For those who love the show, you can catch the last episode - now the series finale - this Friday, Aug. 9 at 9/8c.
Will you miss ‘Magic City’?