Liz McCormick Published

'The Making of the Mob' Filmed in Eastern Panhandle Premieres on AMC


A new 8-part miniseries filmed mostly in West Virginia comes to TVs across the country Monday. It’s from producer Stephen David, who won two Emmys for The Men Who Built America.

His new show is called “The Making of the Mob: New York.”

David’s new miniseries details a half-century of organized crime history and notorious gangsters in New York City. Like many of David’s productions, this one was also predominantly filmed in the Eastern Panhandle’s Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. David calls the area a gold mine of locations with unmatched hospitality.

Pam Haynes, the Director of the West Virginia Film Office, says bringing a production of this caliber to the state is a huge boost.

“It causes money to be driven into the local economy through lodging and catering, construction purchases, you know, heavy equipment rentals, dry cleaning,” Haynes said.

David has filmed four miniseries mostly in the Eastern Panhandle since 2012, including The Men Who Built America, The World Wars, and American Genius.

AMC will begin airing The Making of the Mob: New York Monday, June 15 at 10 p.m.