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Starz preps ‘Magic City’ premiere

Encore to launch 'Crimson' miniseries March 6

Upcoming Starz period drama ”Magic City” has been given an April 6 premiere date by the cabler.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a Miami hotelier in debt with the mob, ”Magic City” is exec produced by Mitch Glazer and Geyer Kosniski.

Sister network Encore also announced that original, four-part miniseries ”The Crimson Petal and the White,” with Romola Garai (”The Hour”), Gillian ODowd and Gillian Anderson, will air March 6 and 7 with two parts each night. Shirley Henderson and Richard E. Grant co-star in the book adaptation set in a Victorian-era London brothel.

Lucinda Coxon wrote the adaptation, directed by Marc Munden. FremantleMedia Enterprises is handling worldwide distribution of ”Crimson” outside the U.K.

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