Former BBC foreign correspondent, Misha Glenny, is delighted with the BBC’s adaptation of his non-fiction book ‘McMafia’. The drama aired for the first time on New Years’ day and will be released in eight parts. The series stars James Norton as an urbane, privately educated hedge fund manager who is trying to pursue a legitimate career free from his Russian gangster father’s criminal network – but becomes compromised when tentacles of violence stretch all the way from Moscow, drawing him in.
Misha says he will be holding a party every week in honour of each episode. ”Because this doesn’t happen very often, does it? For a nonfiction author of a nonfiction minor cult book to go to a big fictional TV series – well it’s just kind of dreamland.”
The series airs on Sundays at 9pm on BBC One.