McMafia (2018– )
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Episode #1.1 

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After a tragic event, Russian exile Alex Godman is drawn into the murky world of global crime as he tries to protect his family from their dark past.


James Watkins


Misha Glenny (based on the book by), Hossein Amini (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Merab Ninidze ... Vadim Kalyagin
Igor Pokrajac Igor Pokrajac ... Vadim Bodyguard
Atul Kale Atul Kale ... Benny Chopra
Tjasa Perko ... Pretty Local Girl
Uros Certic ... Pretty Local Boy
James Norton ... Alex Godman
Michael Bott Michael Bott ... Charity Auctioneer
Juliet Rylance ... Rebecca Harper
Faye Marsay ... Katya Godman
Clifford Samuel ... Femi
David Dencik ... Boris Godman
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Dmitri Godman
Mariya Shukshina ... Oksana Godman
Anna Levanova Anna Levanova ... Natasha Kalyagina
Evgeni Golan Evgeni Golan ... Marat


Young Alex Godman, English-raised son of Russian exiles Dmitri and Oksana, is a successful city fund banker in London whilst, in Israel, powerful drug dealer Vadim Kalyagin survives an attempt on his life. When Alex's bank is accused of dealing with black-listed Russian firms and faces ruin his uncle Boris suggests he gets shipping magnate Semiyon Kleiman to invest with him and arranges a meeting in Tel Aviv, though Alex doubts the legality of Semiyon's plan. Boris is murdered and Semiyon tells Alex that Kalyagin, his father's old business rival in Russia, is responsible. At Semiyon's suggestion Alex meets up with Kalyagin to call a truce. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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English | Russian

Release Date:

26 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Moscow, Russia See more »

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Episode 1.1
1 January 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Taking its cue from The Night Manager, this international finance gangster thriller spans several continents.

James Norton does an early audition for the replacement for Daniel Craig when he decides to hand in his licence to kill. Norton is Alex Godman. Raised in Britain, educated in America and he runs an emerging market funds in the city of London. Alex is also the son of Russian mafia family driven out of Moscow by a rival, Vadim Kalyagin.

Alex beloved uncle Boris wants Alex to come into the family crime business. Boris has an Israeli friend, Semiyon Kleiman who is keen to use Alex's funds to launder millions of dollars. Worse still uncle Boris has also riled Vadim who has sent his brutes to kill Boris with Alex barely escaping with his life.

The opening episode had effective set pieces, was well paced and was shot in Qatar, Russia, Israel, France as well as Britain. Money has been certainly spent on it.

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