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Series cast summary:
James Norton ...  Alex Godman 8 episodes, 2018
Merab Ninidze ...  Vadim Kalyagin 8 episodes, 2018
Kirill Pirogov ...  Ilya Fedorov / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Igor Pokrajac Igor Pokrajac ...  Vadim's Bodyguard / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Juliet Rylance ...  Rebecca / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Oshri Cohen ...  Joseph 8 episodes, 2018
Faye Marsay ...  Katya Godman 8 episodes, 2018
Aleksey Serebryakov ...  Dmitri Godman 7 episodes, 2018
Mariya Shukshina ...  Oksana Godman 7 episodes, 2018
David Strathairn ...  Semiyon Kleiman 7 episodes, 2018
Sofya Lebedeva ...  Lyudmilla Nikolayeva 7 episodes, 2018
Yuval Scharf ...  Tanya 7 episodes, 2018
Clifford Samuel ...  Femi 7 episodes, 2018
Anna Levanova Anna Levanova ...  Natasha Kalyagina / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Evgeni Golan Evgeni Golan ...  Marat 5 episodes, 2018
Kemi-Bo Jacobs ...  Karin 5 episodes, 2018
Caio Blat ...  Antonio Mendez 5 episodes, 2018
Maria Mashkova ...  Masha 5 episodes, 2018
Atul Kale Atul Kale ...  Benny Chopra 5 episodes, 2018
Karel Roden ...  Karel Benes 4 episodes, 2018
Ellie Piercy Ellie Piercy ...  Sandrine 4 episodes, 2018
Nina Violic Nina Violic ...  Raisa Federova / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Adrian Hedley Adrian Hedley ...  Doorman 3 episodes, 2018
Tomas Tomas Tomas Tomas ...  Benes' No. 2 / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Tim Ahern ...  Sydney Bloom 3 episodes, 2018
Elena Lyadova ...  Irina 2 episodes, 2018
Chuma Oraedu Chuma Oraedu ...  Frantz 2 episodes, 2018
Alexander Diachenko ...  Oleg 2 episodes, 2018
Eve Parmiter ...  Jennifer 2 episodes, 2018
Gavin Marshall Gavin Marshall ...  Monk 2 episodes, 2018
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ...  Dilly Mahmood 2 episodes, 2018
Simon Connolly ...  American Investor 2 episodes, 2018
Aabid Shamim Aabid Shamim ...  Guavajuice 2 episodes, 2018
David Kirillov David Kirillov ...  Systema Class Instructor 2 episodes, 2018
David Dencik ...  Boris Godman 2 episodes, 2018
Himanshu Kohli Himanshu Kohli ...  PJ 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Hoare ...  Alan Raynott / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Rajshri Deshpande ...  Manju 2 episodes, 2018
Shalom Shmuelov Shalom Shmuelov ...  Israeli Government Minster 2 episodes, 2018
Fernando Cayo ...  Guillermo Alegre 2 episodes, 2018
Javier Godino ...  Guest 1 / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Johanna Botta ...  Guest 2 / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Frantiska Brzobohatá Frantiska Brzobohatá ...  Carolina Benes / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina ...  Kalyagin's Mother / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Murat Mukashev Murat Mukashev ...  Rustam 2 episodes, 2018
Amir El-Masry ...  Tarek 2 episodes, 2018
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Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend, Rebecca. But when a murder unearths his family's past, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld where he must confront his values to protect those he loves.

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English | Russian | Arabic

Release Date:

26 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

МакМафия See more »

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McMafia is a book by Misha Glenny about global crime written ten years ago. Many crimes/scams of the book have been included in the television series but it is the Russian chapters that formed the basis for the programme. Certain characters are based on real people and real events. The name McMafia refers to the way criminal syndicates would 'lend' the use of their name to smaller criminal gangs for a fee (such as a small Russian gang using the 'chechyn mafia' name to make intimidation and extortion easier because of the Chechyn mob's feared reputation) This is where the 'franchising' idea like that of McDonald's relates to 'McMafia'. See more »

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Reviewers miss the point
15 January 2018 | by philfeeleySee all my reviews

This is a great show, illustrating how crime has gone global, just like capitalism. One reviewer didn't like it because some villains were Russian. Did he even watch the show? There are criminals from Israel, India, Pakistan, Mexico and Czech Republic. Just because there are no Americans yet (they may yet show up), doesn't mean it's unfairly portraying Russians as criminals.

Did anyone else notice that this is based on a very good NON-fiction book by Misha Glenny, a reporter who does excellent work? Just because the producers made it into a drama doesn't take anything away from the veracity of the story.


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