McMafia is a BBC television eight-part drama series created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins and directed by James Watkins. It was inspired by the non-fiction book, McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld (2008) by journalist Misha Glenny. It stars James Norton as Alex Godman, the British-raised son of a Russian mafia boss. Living in London, Alex's father is trying to escape from organised crime. It is co-produced by the BBC, AMC and Cuba Pictures. Broadcast on BBC One started on 1 January 2018.