McMafia concludes tonight on BBC One but who’s on the cast and what’s it all about?
Described as “ground-breaking new international thriller”, McMafia is an eight-part series created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins and inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same name.
The show charts Alex Godman’s (James Norton) journey as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the world of organised crime.
As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance).
But when his family’s past returns to threaten them, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of a man’s struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and in himself. McMafia is impressive and intimate, glamorous and gritty, global in scale and forensic in detail.
Further cast include David Strathairn, Faye Marsay, Aleksey Serebryakov, Maria Shukshina and Merab Ninidze.
In the eighth and final episode tonight, Alex arrives in Moscow ready to do business, but he’s unaware of the devastation that Dmitri’s (Aleksey Serebryakov) actions have caused – and the danger that he faces.
Alex must play the only card he has left to try and save himself, before facing a final showdown with Vadim (Merab Ninidze, pictured).
McMafia airs this evening (Sunday, February 11) at 9PM on BBC One.