The Making of the Mob Renewed for 2nd Season

I've enjoyed the first season of AMC's series The Making of the Mob: New York, narrated by Ray Liotta. It explores the gangster history of New York in the 20th century. The second season will focus on Chicago.

It's a well produced documentary with dramatic re-enactments. The actors playing the mobsters are excellent -- Rick Graff as Lucky Luciano, Ian Bell as Meyer Lansky, Jonathan Stewart Jr. as Bugsy Siegel, Anthony DiCarlo as Frank Costello, and Craig Rivella as Don Vito Genovese.  Interspersed with the suspenseful scenes are commentaries by modern experts, such as Rudy Giuliani, Vincent Pastore, Gay Talese, Joe Mantegna, Chazz Palminteri, Frank Vincent, Frankie Valli, Edwin Torres, Drea de Matteo, and others.

I learned a lot about the rise of the mobsters and the establishment of the Mafia in the United States and it was all presented in an entertaining and captivating way.

The second season, set in Chicago, will tell the tale of the infamous Al Capone, who had a nice cameo in the first season. It should be interesting. Even if you have no interest in the subject, it's an eye-opening look at the history of crime and law enforcement, proving that truth can be a lot more fascinating than fiction.

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