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Monday, July 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on AMC
In this episode, “A Rising Threat,” Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s decision to go into the prostitution business gives Thomas Dewey the opportunity he’s been waiting for. Using the new technology of wiretapping, Dewey has Luciano arrested and puts the most powerful mobster in the country on trial.
“The Making of the Mob: New York” is an eight-part series, narrated by Ray Liotta, that begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of the following mobsters, among others:
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily, Charles “Lucky” Luciano (played by Rick Graff) was one of the most powerful and enduring kingpins of the modern American mafia.
A math wizard with an eighth-grade education, Meyer Lansky (played by Ian Bell) was one of the architects of modern organized crime as well as one of its wealthiest practitioners.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
Perhaps the most (in)famous of 20th Century mobsters, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (played by Jonathon Stewart Jr.) lived an outsized life and died an outsized death.
As the boss of the Luciano family for twenty years, Frank Costello (played by Anthony DiCarlo) wielded immense power while taking an understated approach to business.