First look at new Starz drama “Magic City”

By Jeff Pfeiffer

Here’s a “first look” trailer for the new Starz drama Magic City, premiering on the network next spring and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Christian Cooke, Steven Strait and Danny Huston. It looks and sounds great, capturing the feel of late ’50s, early ’60s Miami Beach, recalling similar introductory scenes from Goldfinger. But with The Playboy Club quickly canceled, and Pan Am not looking like it has smooth flying ahead, are audiences ready to give any other ’60s period piece except for Mad Men a chance? Featuring subplots including mobsters, racial tensions and global intrigue (it opens as the year 1959 is rung in, when Castro took control of Cuba, just a few hundred miles offshore of Miami Beach), maybe this series will have the magic touch.