NARRATED BY EMMY® AWARD-WINNING ACTOR RAY LIOTTA
AMC’s Eight-Part Special Event Will Kick Off “Mob Mondays” And Chronicle Some of the Most Well-Known Mob Stories in History
Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Meyer Lansky II, Chazz Palminteri Among Those Featured in Testimonials
Series Premiere Will Follow an AMC Feature Presentation of Goodfellas at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – April 10, 2015 – AMC announced today that “The Making of The Mob: New York” will premiere on Monday, June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and be narrated by Emmy® Award-winning actor Ray Liotta. Kicking off “Mob Mondays,” the eight-part series begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld, turning the Mafia into an American institution. The premiere will air following a 25th Anniversary feature presentation of 1990s Oscar®-winning film Goodfellas (Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci) at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. “The Making of The Mob: New York” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment (“The World Wars,” “The Men Who Built America”).
“Narrating ‘The Making of The Mob: New York’ is a thrill for me because I’m fascinated, like many, by the rich, untold history of these men and their strong ties to each other,” said Liotta. “Stephen David is a skilled storyteller and I’m happy to lend my voice to this series.”
Utilizing an immersive blend of dramatic scenes, archival footage and groundbreaking VFX, “The Making of The Mob: New York” is AMC’s first ever docu-drama featuring exclusive interviews with notable names including former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Meyer Lansky II, Chazz Palminteri, Drea de Matteo, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Valli, Mob attorney and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman and noted author and historian David Pietrusza, among many others.
As part of AMC’s “Mob Mondays,” AMC will extend the Mafia theme by partnering each episode of “The Making of The Mob: New York” with a lead-in from their extensive library of iconic mobster films. Long the cornerstones of the popular annual “Mob Week” programming event on AMC, lead-in titles will include The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas, American Gangster, Donnie Brasco, Scarface, Casino and Carlito’s Way.
Overseeing the series from AMC is Eliot Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming and Marco Bresaz, Vice President of Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming.
“The Making of the Mob: New York” will be distributed internationally by Entertainment One.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with “Mad Men,” and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and the forthcoming “Humans,” “The Making of The Mob: New York,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Night Manager.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.