Have you heard of MTV’s controversial show, ‘Made in Staten Island’? Well, when it first launched in 2019, it generated quite an amount of outrage among the Staten Island natives, who slammed the series for presenting the area as a hotspot of the mafia. To give you a bit of insight, this reality drama followed a bunch of families who have the mafia heritage in their blood. But when MTV was forced to pull out the show after a petition, it did not cancel the title altogether. Instead, the channel decided to remove ‘Staten’ from the name and launched it with a different name ‘Families of the Mafia’.
The refurbished version is centered around four clans, whose descendants need to make a tough decision — should they stick to their family legacy or just embrace a different lifestyle? And just like its predecessor, it managed to attract a dedicated fan following despite the backlash received this time as well. So what does this mean for the show’s future? Read on to know everything about ‘Families of the Mafia’ season 2.
Families of The Mafia Season 2 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘Families of the Mafia’ season 1 premiered on April 9, 2020, on MTV. After spanning six episodes, it ended on May 7, 2020.
MTV has not yet confirmed if there will be a ‘Families of the Mafia’ season 2. With the future of multiple shows in limbo because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans might have to wait a while for some concrete news. Moreover, the production team of the series is currently engaged in a legal battle with Spyglass Media Group, which owns VH1’s ‘Mob Wives’ — another title that is thematically and conceptually similar to ‘Families of the Mafia’. The lawsuit is regarding copyright infringement issues.
Hence, under these uncertain conditions, MTV will take some time to officially renew the show if they decide to go ahead with its second edition. And if they do, we can expect ‘Families of the Mafia’ season 2 to premiere sometime in 2022.
Families of The Mafia Season 2 Cast: Who Can be in it?
‘Families of the Mafia’ revolves around four notorious mafia clans, who are inhabitants of Staten Island. The Gravanos comprise the patriarch Sammy — underboss of the Gambino crime family. Karen, her daughter Karina, and Karina’s boyfriend Paulie are figuring out how to lead a life away from the shadows of the crime world. The O’Tooles are an Italian-American mafia clan who has worked with other gangs like the Irish mafia, Westies. Billy O’Toole has two twins Joe and Taylor. His ex-wife is Jess, and she is trying her best to ensure that her kids do not follow the fam’s dangerous legacy.
Finally, we have the LaRoccas and the Augustines. Gina LaRocca is the family matriarch and her husband Christian is serving a seven-year sentence on narcotics charges. CP was raised by his Aunt Trish and Uncle Anthony. Meanwhile, Lisa Augustine and Karen Gravano have a daughter named Dennie. They are hell-bent on making sure that Dennie is not attracted to the same mafia lifestyle as her parents had once been.
Season 2, as and when it happens, is expected to see all the above four clans making their respective comebacks. However, in one of the shocking incidents in season 1, Billy O’Toole tragically passed away. So we won’t be seeing him in any of the show’s future installments.
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