Sunday night’s McMafia series finale saw the final transformation of James Norton’s Alex Godman, with the formerly mild-mannered banker executing his rivals, seizing control of lucrative organised crime sectors and shunning his loved ones as he began a new and lonely life.
Absolutely superb ending to #McMafia brilliant series, full of twists/turns surely room for a second series, #suspense#Riveting@jginorton was immense in the role, pillar of society, to ruthless influencer/killer 👍👍👍
In the end, 77% of RadioTimes.com readers who responded to a poll said they’d enjoyed the series – though elsewhere, not everyone was quite so sure they wanted more episodes.
Hmm #McMafia overall was pretty decent, not sure it was totally worth the 8 hours invested but some enjoyable moments. Ending was quite good. Think that's the story wrapped up though, no need to stretch it for a second season
So will a second series be coming for McMafia? Well, RadioTimes.com understands that the BBC are waiting for the series to air on AMC in America before making a final decision. AMC co-produced the series, so success in the US is probably a prerequisite for them getting involved again, and the BBC is less likely to fund the globe-trotting show on its lonesome.
Still, given the generally positive reaction to the finale we’d say there’s a good chance the Yanks will get as excited about Alex’s descent into criminality as we all did. Watch this space.
McMafia’s first series is now available on BBC iPlayer
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