AMC has announced a major programming move that finds the popular cable channel going gangster. To kick off its “Mob Mondays” lineup, the channel will roll out an eight-part special event series, “The Making of the Mob: New York.”
The docudrama series premieres Monday, June 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The program will be narrated by Ray Liotta, and will lead out from a feature presentation of “Goodfellas” — the Martin Scorsese mob masterpiece that includes an especially memorable clip featuring Liotta. (See the clip below.)
“The Making of The Mob: New York” will include interviews with key players such as former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Meyer Lansky II, Chazz Palminteri, Drea de Matteo, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Valli, and Mob attorney and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Lead-ins to subsequent installments of “The Making of The Mob: New York” will include “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II,” “American Gangster,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Scarface,” “Casino” and “Carlito’s Way.”
Here’s the infamous “funny like I’m a clown” clip featuring Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, which anyone who has seen “Goodfellas” probably remembers well — and it comes with a language warning: