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'Fear City: New York Vs The Mafia': New True Crime Coming From 'Don't F*ck With Cats' Creator

'Fear City: New York Vs The Mafia': New True Crime Coming From 'Don't F*ck With Cats' Creator

Netflix has announced the imminent release of a brand new true crime, about the New York Mafia families.

Fear City: New York vs The Mafia tells the story of the "Five Families" at the heart of New York's mob scene: The Bonannos, Colombos, Gambinos, Genoveses and Lucces'.

And it comes from the producers of hugely popular murder doc, Don't F*ck With Cats, so, you know it's going to be a good'n.

Check out the trailer below:

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For those who need to brush up ahead of viewing, the five mafia families begun to rise to power in the 1920s, during the Prohibition Era.

As they took control of Manhattan's unions, high-rise construction sites, restaurants and even hospitals, the families began to work together, collectively yielding authority over the whole city, and rendering themselves almost invincible.

What was once known as the 'fun city,' was then dubbed 'fear city,' as people lived their lives terrified of getting onto the wrong side of the Mob.

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Following the FBI investigation to bring down the famous five-some, the three-part documentary will show the extreme lengths authorities had to go to stop their reign of power, and bring them to justice.

The series follows the investigation into all five families (Credit: Netflix)
The series follows the investigation into all five families (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix teases that the doc will be like "a real-life The Sopranos," telling "the inside story of the rise and fall of New York's most powerful Mafia families and the end of the golden era of the Mob.

"With the full might of the FBI and an army of undercover agents, witness the bugging, the investigation, and the era-defining conclusion of the historic Mafia Commission Trial that changed everything."

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Executive produced by Dimitri Doganis, Adam Hawkins, Jon Liebman and Bart Layton, the series is set to land on the streaming platform on 22nd July.

The Mafia would stop at nothing to keep control of the city (Credit: Netflix)
The Mafia would stop at nothing to keep control of the city (Credit: Netflix)

It will air previously unheard surveillance recordings for the very first time, alongside archival news footage and brand new interviews with those affected by the mob, investigating the mob and living alongside them.

In a trailer for the show, we hear the former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani explain the true extent of the five families' power.

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"They have judges they put on the bench. They controlled restaurants, the docks, the ships, hospitals," he says. "I can go on and on."

The three part documentary shows us FBI research and archive footage (Credit: Netflix)
The three part documentary shows us FBI research and archive footage (Credit: Netflix)

Mark your calendars. We've found your new true crime binge.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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