Amazon Prime Video will premiere the series when it launches in 2018.
McMafia will star James Norton (Happy Valley) as an English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history past who is drawn into the life of crime when his family’s murderous past returns to threaten them.
Academy Award-nominated writer Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White and the Huntsman) and James Watkins (The Woman in Black) are leading a writing team.
“McMafia is a compelling international story that our Prime Video customers around the world are going to love,” said Brad Beale, VP of Prime Video TV content acquisition.
“With a fascinating premise, talented writers and distinguished cast, McMafia will be a great addition to our stable of high-quality hit shows that are available exclusively to Prime members.”
BBC Worldwide is launching the show internationally at MIPCOM.