Back in October, we sat down with writer, creator and director Mitch Glazer to chat about the highly anticipated new show coming to Miami called Magic City. We got to check out the set, met the cast, watched a few scenes be filmed, etc. While Glazer was ready to talk show secrets, he wasn't ready to give us a release date. (The words "blue balling" came to mind.) But as of last night, the wait is over: Magic City is finally here, people.
For those of you who didn't make it out to the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road yesterday evening, you missed a good time. From City Commissioners to Miami Beach mavens, anyone who is anyone came out to support and get the first look at the show that officially premieres on Starz on April 6th.
Perhaps you caught our blog regarding why we think Magic City will be taking over your DVR come Spring. It was loud and clear many of you thought this show looked a little too pale for your taste. Well, let us cure your fears: Glazer chose two Hispanic actors with South Florida roots. There is Yul Vazquez (who moved to Miami at 3 from Cuba) and Dominik Garcia-Loridoto who play father/daughter in the show. During the Q&A session, Dominik (aka Andy Garcia's daughter,) called 305 "her second home." And that is just the main cast. There is plenty of culture to go around in this show. So, can we stop the hating?
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While we have had the distinct pleasure of already watching the first three episodes, there was something electric yet terrifying about sitting two rows behind the cast at the premiere. We mean, how could we lie to sexy Jeffrey Dean Morgan and say, "Um... it was good." But there was no need to lie: Magic City is freaking fantastic.
If you have are Miami-Dade made, you will be so proud to call this your city. For all of you transplants, you will be reminded why you have that 305 area code. While many movies and films make our town look like the scariest place on earth, this show does not. Yeah, we are a little shady, but at the end of the day, we are called the Magic City for a reason.