Writer/director/producer Mitch Glazer created the show which is set in 1959 in Miami Beach.
As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach’s most luxurious dream palace – the Miramar Playa – its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of “Magic City” is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth.
Morgan plays Ike Evans, “the cool, visionary force behind Miami Beach’s newest hotel and a man with dangerous secrets.” Olga Kurylenko is his former showgirl wife, Vera. Danny Huston – so good at playing the villain – is Ben Diamond, “Miami’s most dangerous mobster.” Jessica Marais is Ben’s wife, Steven Strait is Ike’s oldest son, and Christian Cooke plays Ike’s hard-working younger son.
The cast also includes Kelly Lynch, Michael Rispoli, Seymour Cassel, and Yul Vazquez.
Source: Starz – August 31, 2011