Along with the reports of the rebranding EPIX to MGM+ starting January 2023 is the news regarding the eight-episode order of Hotel Cocaine. This crime thriller series follows the life of Cuban exile Roman Compte, CIA agent and general manager of Miami’s glitzy Mutiny Hotel, the heart of the city’s cocaine trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Produced by Epix Studios, Chris Brancato (Godfather of Harlem) will be the showrunner and executive producer for the series. The pilot will have Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth) as the director and executive producer. The program will start filming next year, with a later 2023 premiere.
[via press release from EPIX]
“We are thrilled to expand our creative partnership with Chris Brancato,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “Chris creates cinematic, sophisticated, and captivating television that exemplifies the EPIX brand, and we couldn’t enlist a better partner to help kick off this exciting new era for the network.”
“I’m excited to continue my creative journey with Michael, Laura, Nancy, and the rest of the EPIX team,” said Chris Brancato. “Their creative support of Godfather of Harlem has been exemplary, and I can’t wait to stay up all night working on Hotel Cocaine.”
About Hotel Cocaine TV Show
This is the story of Roman Compte, Cuban exile, CIA operative, and general manager of the The Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late '70s and early '80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine, a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. Compte was at the center, doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.