The golden age of Miami Beach hotels will be ending its run on premium cable.
Magic City, the drama based loosely on the Fontainebleau in the 1960s, will end after its second season on the Starz network, Deadline Hollywood reported Monday. Shot in Miami, the show boasted a significant production budget (it built a faux Fontainebleau lobby and pool in a soundstage off the Miami River) and the potential to be (in Hollywood parlance) Mad Men meets the Sopranos. In fact, Starz ordered a second season of the period series to be filmed even before the premiere aired. But the show centered around the fictional Miramar Playa Hotel didn’t draw much of an audience or critical buzz, making a third season on the subscription channel a long shot.
The end of Magic City comes days after Burn Notice wrapped filming on its series finale after filming seven seasons in a Coconut Grove studio for the USA cable network.