The Making of the Mob
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GenreDocuseries
Narrated byRay Liotta
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Eliot Goldberg
  • Marco Bresaz
  • Stephen David
Distributor
Release
Original networkAMC
Original releaseJune 15, 2015 (2015-06-15) –
August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)

The Making of the Mob is an American television docu-series detailing the emergence of organized crime in 20th-century America. The series premiered on June 15, 2015, on AMC, and is narrated by actor Ray Liotta. The series also features intercuts within each episode of archival footage and interviews with historians, authors, actors, law enforcement personnel, and family members. On July 31, 2015, AMC renewed the series for a second season of eight episodes, which premiered on July 11, 2016.[1]

Overview

See also: List of The Making of the Mob episodes

Season 1 (2015)

Main article: The Making of the Mob: New York

The first season, subtitled New York, highlighted Lucky Luciano, his rise in the New York City Mafia, and the creation of the Five Families.

Season 2 (2016)

Main article: The Making of the Mob: Chicago

The second season, subtitled Chicago, focuses on the origin of Al Capone, his Chicago Outfit, and their expansion into the Midwestern U.S.[2]

Production

On January 10, 2015, AMC ordered the series as a "special event" miniseries to air in mid-2015.[3] On July 31, 2015, two weeks after the series premiere, AMC renewed it for a second season to air in mid-2016.[2]

Reception

The first season received mixed responses from television critics and a Metacritic score of 59 out of 100, based on six reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[4] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 40% "rotten" critics rating based on five reviews.[5]

References

  1. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (July 31, 2015). "AMC Renews 'The Making of the Mob' for Season 2 Based in Chicago". Variety. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Patten, Dominic (July 31, 2015). "AMC Orders 'The West' Docudrama From Robert Redford, Renews 'Making Of The Mob'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; De Moraes, Lisa (January 10, 2015). "AMC Sets Premiere Date For 'Mad Men' Final Episodes, Orders Mob Miniseries, Confirms Pickup Of 'Night Manager' Mini". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Making of the Mob: New York". Metacritic. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Making of the Mob: New York (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 11, 2016.