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.
And it’s fair to say that the action-packed finale was a hit with most viewers, who had only one question on their minds – when are we getting a second series?
— tonYD (@dmt6903) February 12, 2018
Alex Godman, What a DON! ???? #McMafia was fantastic, with an exemplary cast ????. Here's hoping we get a second series.
— Rohan Patel (@Rohanp_19) February 12, 2018
Excellent finale can not wait for the second season. Business First, straight cut, throat no BS. Love Alex's transformation from beginning to end. Reminds me a little of Axel rod from @SHO_Billions #Mcmafia pic.twitter.com/hJOhhTck6o
— Jewelz (@business1st_) February 12, 2018
Great final episode of #McMafia. So moving, especially the Vadim scene. Really hope it comes back for a second series.
— Scott Laing (@slaings) February 12, 2018
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 ???
— Impetus FT (@MichMC1) February 12, 2018
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— Tom Marks (@tom_marks) February 11, 2018
— colibri ‹(•●•)› (@colibri_m) February 11, 2018
#McMafia was sublime – 8 weeks of tense drama is exactly what Sunday evenings are for. Sincerely hope there will be a second season.
— Natalie Wyett (@Natalie_wyett) February 11, 2018
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
— Paul Campbell (@PaulDFC) February 11, 2018
#mcmafia oh dear, please don't bring a second series
— Fiona Palmer (@fionampalmer1) February 11, 2018
— Lauren Andrews ???????????????? (@landrews2702) February 11, 2018
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