Morgan travels to 'Magic City'

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in "Magic City."

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in "Magic City."

The new series Magic City is not about modern-day Los Angeles, now that a group fronted by Magic Johnson has purchased the Dodgers.

Rather, Magic City -- which debuts Friday, April 6 across Canada on the pay service Super Channel -- is set at a glamourous but shady Miami hotel in 1959.

Originating on the U.S. cable channel Starz, Magic City is the most recent entry in TV's Mad Men-esque retro sweepstakes.

As Ike Evans -- played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan -- rings in a new year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Cuba has fallen to Fidel Castro's rebels. It's a turbulent time in Miami, but it's still the place to be, as the Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court there, often specifically at Ike's hotel.

On the surface, Ike has it all. But he has made moral compromises to get where he is.

"Behind closed doors is where you, as an audience, will start to see that there are some problems (Ike) is having," Morgan said. "He has made a deal with the devil to create and build his dream. And it's going to bite him in the ass."