BBC One announces brand-new thriller McMafia

BBC One announces brand-new thriller McMafia

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James Norton as Alex Goodman and Maria Shukshina as Oksana (Credit: BBC/Cuba Pictures/Nick Wall)

BBC One have announced new global thriller McMafia which will be an original eight-part series set in the world of organised crime

With his family living in exile in London, Alex Goodman - played by James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) - is forced to confront all values that he holds dear.

He is the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, and as a result has spent his life trying to escape the shadows of that criminal past, creating his own business and enjoying life with his girlfriend.

What starts out as a tale of survival becomes a murderous story of his constant struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world.

Created and written by Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman) and James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Bastille Day), McMafia looks at the complex world of organised crime and how everyone seems to become complicit when there is a global demand for cheap products.

Joining Norton are David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, Good Luck), Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones) and Maria Shukshina (Terrorist Ivanona) as Oksana.

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BBC One have announced new global thriller McMafia which will be an original eight-part series set in the world of organised crime