The series will be adapted from Selwyn Raab’s mafia novel entitled ‘Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires’.
The series ‘Five Families’ will explore the rise and fall of the most formidable criminal empire in New York.
The History Channel has just added a number of new titles to its upcoming program, and among them is ‘Five Families’, a non-fiction series that will take viewers back in time to show them the invisible side of New York organized crime and the mafia family that surrounds it. strong.
Emmy award-winning actor and producer Ray Liotta will executive produce the series along with Los Angeles-based Propagate.
The series is based on the book by author Selwyn Raab ‘Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires’. Raab has won multiple awards for his records and coverage of the Mafia and now his bestselling book The New York Times, which was hailed as “riveting history” by People Magazine.
The series will take an in-depth look at the dramatic rise and fall of five of New York’s top mafia families: Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese. For decades these families have managed to evade and outwit the FBI as they rule the city and build their underworld empire.
The series will tell the story of the Mafia’s explosive growth during the outlaws of the 1920s, its golden age of the 1970s and 1980s, to a violent war with law enforcement that ultimately led to the collapse of their empire. As in the book Raab, audiences will most likely see the rise and fall of famous figures like Lucky Luciano and John Gotti.
Liotta expressed his enthusiasm for the project and worked with the History Channel to tell the origin story of five New York mafia families, together weaving their decades-long history of power. It’s also the main reason why the themes of power, money, and throne status are so compelling pop culture mainstays.
Along with Liotta, Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens serve as executive producers for ‘Propagate’, and Michael Stiller is executive producer for The History Channel. A+E Networks, the company that owns The History Channel, holds worldwide distribution rights.
‘Five Families’, which has no release date as of yet, will consist of eight 60-minute episodes.
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