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Mafia Spies Docuseries Coming to Paramount+

Paramount+ has announced that the new six-part docuseries Mafia Spies, directed by Tom Donahue and produced by CreativeChaos in association with Danny Strong Productions and See It Now Studios, will premiere on the service on Tuesday, July 16 in the U.S. and Canada.

The series will be available on Wednesday, July 17, in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Paramount Global Content Distribution distributes Mafia Spies.

Mafia Spies Docuseries Coming to Paramount+

In Mafia Spies, viewers discover real-world spies, gangsters, honeypots, and mistresses that unravel a hidden conspiracy between the CIA and the Chicago mob to assassinate Fidel Castro at a critical time in the Cold War; President Kennedy made it known that there was no living with Castro with missiles 90 miles from American soil.

Based on the book Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro by Thomas Maier (Masters of Sex), this action-packed and fully immersive series talks to the key players – giving their first-person accounts of what was happening in the United States and Cuba.

A still from a Paramount+ documentary series.

Relying heavily on recently declassified material and premium cinematic recreations, the series charts a Cold War game of cat and mouse from Vegas to Miami to Havana that pitted Washington’s strongest players against the 20th century’s most notorious gangsters. It explores the secret connections among the CIA, the mob, and Sinatra’s Rat Pack that still resonate today.

Delving into one of America’s most remarkable espionage plots, the series includes exclusive interviews in the U.S. and Cuba with expert historians and notable journalists, such as Gerald Posner, Tim Weiner, Geoff Schumacher, Stephen Kinzer, Peter Kornbluh, J. Michael Niotta, Professor Boris Nerey Obregon, and Felix Rodriguez.

A still from the Mafia Spies Paramount+ documentary series.

The series also features Sam Giancana’ss daughter, Antoinette, entertainer Betsy Duncan, and actor Robert Davi. Mafia Spies is directed by Tom Donahue, who co-wrote the series with Ron Marasco.

Donahue and Ilan Arboleda serve as executive producers and co-showrunners, and Jessicya Materano is the co-executive producer for CreativeChaos vmg. Danny Strong and Mandy Safavi are executive producers for Danny Strong Productions.

Nick Annuziata as Johnny Roselli

Matt Jackson and Joanne Lee are executive producers and co-executive producers, respectively, for Jackson Pictures. Allan Loeb is an executive producer. Susan Zirinsky, Juan ‘JC’ Acosta, Mike Holz, and Jordan Bogdonavage are executive producers for Paramount+.

You can watch the official Mafia Spies trailer by clicking here.

Eamon Hunt as Robert Maheu and Nick Annuziata as Johnny Roselli
Mafia Spies Key Art