There’s a new documentary series dropping on Netflix on Wednesday and we cannot wait to get stuck in.
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia is a brand new true crime series about New York’s mafia families – and it’s from the makers of murder doc, Don’t F*ck With Cats, so we know we’re in very good hands.
You can watch the gripping trailer below:
The doc will focus on five different families during the ‘Golden Era of the Mob’ – the Bonannos, Colombos, Gambinos, the Genovese and the Luccese.
It will tell the story of their powerful grip on New York city throughout the 1970s and 80s, having risen to power during the 1920s Prohibition Era.
The series will shine a light on how the five families took control of unions, high-rise construction and other industries – which collectively yielded not just billions of dollars, but authority over Manhattan itself, which quickly became known as the ‘fear city’ due to the public’s terror over getting on the wrong side of the mafia.
As the former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani explains in the trailer: “They have judges they put on the bench. They controlled restaurants, the docks, the ships, hospitals. I can go on and on.”
Viewers will watch as the documentary recalls the FBI investigation which aimed to bring down the five families and ultimately bring the leaders to justice.
Using interviews with law enforcement officials as well as ex mafia associates, the three-part doc will also feature previously unheard surveillance recordings, news footage and other archived material.
There will also be new interviews and dramatic reenactments to ultimately paint the story of what life in New York was really like during that time.
According to Netflix, the true crime doc – executive produced by Dimitri Doganis, Adam Hawkins, Jon Liebman and Bart Layton – will be like “a real-life The Sopranos”. Sounds epic!
It lands on Wednesday 22nd July on Netflix. Looks like we’ll be having a late night binging this one…