We have a new trailer for Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia. This is the latest true-crime docuseries from Netflix, and it's an area the streaming service has excelled in during recent years. In this case, they will be taking a look at the so-called "Golden Era of the Mob." The three-part series comes from the same producers of the controversial Don't f*** With Cats. As we can see from the trailer, it looks like this will be taking a real-life look at the mafia, which has been documented in movies such as Goodfellas over the years. But there exists a deadly and dangerous truth behind all of the fiction.
The trailer opens up with interviews recounting just how strict the mob's control over New York City was. Law enforcement seemed powerless to do anything about it, leading to pure anarchy and violence. But nothing lasts forever and we come to learn that the authorities launched a bold strategy to indict all five major crime families at once. The stakes quickly become quite high as those tasked with bringing down the mob need to tread lightly and ensure they don't make any mistakes, or these criminals would continue to run rampant in the city.
Throughout the 1970s and '80s, the "Five Families" of the New York mafia, Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese, held a powerful, and seemingly unbreakable, grip on the city. The series details the story of the history-making organized crime investigation and prosecution case brought against New York's most formidable mob bosses. Award-winning documentarian Sam Hobkinson is at the helm, with RAW and Brillstein Entertainment producing the series. Dimitri Doganis, Adam Hawkins, Jon Liebman and Bart Layton serve as executive producers.
Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia uses interviews with dozens of law enforcement officials, ex-mafia associates and others to shed a light on how the mafia's control of unions, high-rise construction and other industries resulted in organized crime pulling in billions of dollars. Previously unheard surveillance recordings, news footage and archival material is used alongside new interviews and reenactments which, per Netflix, "paint a shocking and captivating portrait of this 'Golden Era of the Mob.'"
True-crime has proved to be a major winner for Netflix in the past. Some previous examples of hits in the genre include Making a Murderer, The Keepers, Wild Wild Country and Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Most recently, Tiger King proved to be one of the biggest original hits of 2020. The company also had quite a bit of luck with its recent reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. It seems they intend to keep the true-crime programming flowing for as long as viewers are willing to tune in. Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia is set to debut on July 22 via the Netflix streaming service. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.