AMC Renews ‘The Making of the Mob’ for Season 2 Based in Chicago

Making of the Mob Renewed Season
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“The Making of the Mob” has been renewed for Season 2, AMC announced Friday at the Television Critics’ Assn. press tour.

The second season, given an eight-episode order, will revolve around the Chicago underworld, rather than New York, which the freshman season covered.

“The Making of the Mob: Chicago” will document the emergence of organized crime in Middle America, focusing on Al Capone, following the iconic gangster’s early days in New York to his prolonged war with the Irish gangs of Chicago to his battles with Eliot Ness.

“We’ve had an amazing experience with AMC on ‘The Making of the Mob: New York’ and to get to explore a second season focusing on Al Capone and Chicago is a dream,” said exec producer Stephen David, president of Stephen David Entertainment, which also produced the first installment.

“Making of the Mob” has been a steady performer on Mondays for AMC this summer. Through six episodes in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, it averaged a 0.41 rating in adults 18-49, a 0.52 rating in adults 25-54 and 1.52 million viewers overall.

“The Making of the Mob: Chicago” is slated to bow in 2016.

Rick Kissell contributed to this report.

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  1. Deborah says:

    Will this television series extend beyond Chicago? I enjoyed New York and Chicago, would like to know how for into the 21St century it was documented.

  2. Paul says:

    There’s some blatant historical errors in the most recent (Vegas) episode. 1930s cars driving down a 1955 Vegas Street. The car that blows up in 1955 is a 1940s vehicle. A bit disappointing considering AMCs usually fine attention to detail.

  3. Randy says:

    Douglas C. Robert – I noticed the not 48 stars too. Born in 1956 – My family had a 48 star flag when I was young. Bugged me as well. I fly a flag 24×7 with proper night lighting. Entertaining show though – we agree. Detail Detail Detail

  4. Douglas C. Roberts says:

    Watching Making of the Mob Chicago. Love the show but the flags all have 50 stars instead of 48. Minor but it bugs me. Keep up the good work.

  5. pjcardullias says:

    Watching “Judgment Day” where the Feds grabbed “200,000 gallons of Capone’s beer at the present day equivalent of $134,000,000.”
    REALLY?? $700 per gallon for beer?


    i finish watching the st. valentine massacre .totally wrong .although never proven it was the Jewish gang the Purple Gang from Detroit that had a hand in it .Killer Burke was the only one considered a prime suspect of this crime. Because of the killing of O’Banion the Northsiders were very weary of dark skin men approaching them.this is the reason to use fare skin killers. the police car was a touring and not a sedan. the guys with machine guns came in from the back door after the fake cops had the Moran people had against the wall .after being gun downs the guys with the machine guns left the weapons there and walk out to the fake cop car with their hands up followed by the fake cops holding guns on them as though they had been arrested..
    there also so many in accuracy .example Johnny Torrio was gun down in front of his house after a day shopping with his wife and not down town. it was Dion not Dean O’Banion . he never pull a gun on his killers. the killers were Albert Anselmi on the left John Scalise on the right in the middle was Frankie Yale who shook O’Banion right hand tight with that the other killers opean up on him.AND THE LIST GOES ON . THIS IS NOT STAR WARS OR ANY FANTASY MOVIE.THIS IS HISTORY AND ONLY HISTORIANS WILL WATCH IT . EVERYBODY WILL ELSE WILL WATCH DATING NAKED OR WHAT EVER CRAP IS ON . ITS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT SETS A HISTORIAN OFF WHEN ITS ACCURACY IS WRONG.

  7. Tony LaMantia says:

    The first thing the film makers need to do is be accurate in their account of history.
    Al Capone’s “battles with Eliot Ness”?
    It never happened.
    Eliot Ness’ crime fighting abilities were a figment of his imagination.

    • AG says:

      The whole depiction of Al Capone in this was garbage. They tried to make it seem like he was a reluctant criminal. Oh please… He was “sent” to Chicago because he was causing a lot of trouble on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan. He would have been killed by rivals or locked up for life. Even the scene where he was cut in the face was garbage. He got cut because he disrespected a badder man’s female relative. Capone didn’t beat him unconscious after. It was all garbage.

      • AK says:

        Let me guess AG you don’t live in Chicago and probably a good chance you Live in New York .Enough Said…..

  8. Helen Clark says:

    I think you guys should do Detroit next. We have been reading the book the Detroit true crimes chronicles witch talks about some of the gangsters over the years. New York Chicago and Detroit all tie into each other.

    • AG says:

      AK – what? You have nothing to stand on. Real history shows what I say to be correct – not this dramatized version.

  9. Rob says:

    I think that they should do a season 3 also, covering the Gambino family all the way until the rise of John gotti. That would be a must see.

  10. nancy schlegel says:

    love TMOTM and that Frank Costello cutie!!!

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