BBC One bosses have confirmed that hit thriller series McMafia will return for a second series.
Inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same name, the drama showed Alex Godman’s (James Norton). a English-raised son of Russian exiles, journey deeper and deeper into the world of organised crime and eventually finding himself unable to resist the lures of corruption.
Co-produced by the BBC, Cuba Pictures and AMC, in association with Twickenham Studios, the series was the biggest new drama launch across any channel this year to date.
Creators Hossein Amini and James Watkins said: “We are so thrilled with how McMafia has resonated with audiences across the world and are delighted to be given the opportunity to cast more light on the shady intersections of transnational criminals and their enablers in finance, law, intelligence agencies and even in governments.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “McMafia’s blend of topicality and killer storytelling struck a chord with audiences and significantly added to the discourse around Anglo-Russian relations and we are excited to be returning to that world in the safe and brilliant hands of James and Hoss for series two.”