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‘Magic City’ Gets Renewed Before Season 1 Airs

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The actual series ‘Magic City‘ might not have anything to do with magicians or the dark arts, but it certainly hasn’t had any trouble conjuring enough enough buzz for some early good news.

Starz’ forthcoming original series ‘Magic City,’ hasn’t yet premiered a single episode from its first season, but Variety reports the network has seen fit to green-light production of a second season for the Jeffrey Dean Morgan-centric series.  The show officially debuts on April 6, following a series preview that accompanies the season finale of ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ on March 30.

Additionally, the first three episodes will be available on Starz website, as well as a handful of satellite broadcasters and cable operators following the March 30 preview.  Executive produced by Mitch Glazer, ‘Magic City’ unfolds as a drama set in 1959 Miami, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a hotel magnate and family man who leads a double life winds up tangled up with the mob.

Says Starz CEO Chris Albrecht of the decision, “‘Magic City’ is a beautifully written, superbly acted, and visually stunning series, and we feel the quality of the work accomplished deserves a second season.  It has already been sold in more than 70 territories worldwide, and represents the kind of premium entertainment the Starz brand is seeking to create.”

This isn’t the first time Albrecht has quickly renewed a Starz series either, giving early renewals for a third season of ‘Spartacus,’ as well as renewing Kelsey Grammer political drama ‘Boss’ before its first season even aired.  As Variety notes, early renewals of this caliber give writers better shots at carefully plotting out season arcs and production for the future.

Will you check out ‘Magic City’ when it airs, knowing full well it’s already going to come back for season two?  Do you find it as disorienting as I do to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan act in something where he isn’t killed of?  Give us your take on the upcoming Starz series in the comments below!

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