Magic City” has added another famous face to its all-star lineup. Season two of the critically acclaimed series will feature legendary rapper Rick Ross as “Butterball,” the proprietor of an illegal Cuban/American gambling house in Miami known as a “bolita,” (the numbers racket). There are numerous bolitas in the Miami area and not surprisingly, Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Golden Globe® nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Danny Huston) is getting a cut from the illicit operations.
Ross burst onto the rap scene in 2006 when his debut album “Port of Miami” reached the top of the Billboard Music charts. Ross then founded the record label, Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums “Deeper Than Rap” (2009) “Teflon Don” (2010) and “God Forgives, I Don’t” (2012). A huge fan of the series, Ross visited the “Magic City” set while in Miami last year and met the show’s creator Mitch Glazer who found a role for him.
The new season of “Magic City” will also see the return of creator and executive producer Mitch Glazer (The Recruit, Scrooged) as well as performers Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, “Grey’s Anatomy”) whose recent film The Possession held the number one spot at the box office three weeks in a row, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne), Danny Huston (The Kingdom, Children of Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy, Charlie’s Angels), Steven Strait (City Island), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Jessica Marais (“Packed to the Rafters”), Yul Vazquez (The A-Team, American Gangster), Dominik Garcia-Lorido (City Island) and Elena Satine (Just Go With It).
Along with Mitch Glazer, Geyer Kosinski (Changeling, The Astronaut Farmer) and Fred Berner (“Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) serve as executive producers.
STARZ will debut the first episode from season two of its returning original series “Magic City,” this Friday, June 14th at 9pm ET/PT.
Episode 201 “Crime and Punishment” – SYNOPSIS:
*Season Two Premiere*
As hotelier Ike Evans sits in jail under arrest for murder, wife Vera, son Stevie and the Miramar Playa team scramble to raise bail money and, in the process, discover the secret of Ike’s Miramar “silent” partners. Mobster Ben Diamond fears Ike will crumble under pressure from State’s Attorney Jack Klein and offers aid in unexpected ways. Ike’s fate hangs in the balance as he awaits Judi Silver’s grand jury testimony.
Clip: Nickname: The Butcher
(feat. Danny Huston as Ben Diamond, Steven Strait as Stevie Evans, Jessica Marais as Lily Diamond)
Clip: Vera vs. Meg
(feat. Olga Kurylenko as Vera Evans, Kelly Lynch as Meg Bannock, Steven Strait as Stevie Evans)
Clip: I’ll Drink to That
(feat. Danny Huston as Ben Diamond, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans)