The show premiered on 24 February , and ran for eight series, with its final episode aired on 17 February The show's most notable qualities are plots that involve behind-the-scenes action that the viewers are unaware of until near the end of an episode, along with fantasy scenes and occasional breaches of the fourth wall by the main actors. The show received favourable reviews from critics, and averaged around 6 million viewers within each series. For each mark, the team focuses on background research to uncover any issues they may face as well as a weakness in them that they can exploit, such as a passion for something they love, or an issue they are facing. Once they have a plan, the team set up a scenario, employ a "convincer" to rope in their mark, and then hit them with the sting in which they take them for a sizeable amount of cash, within the tens of thousands, before conducting a "blow-off" to ensure the mark will not come after them, either because they won't if they have to admit to conducting something illegal, or because the team have convinced them it will be impossible to do so. In one such example, the first half of the third series features a sub-plot in that the team manage to pull off some long cons despite nearly suffering misfortune, which they later resolve after one of the characters determines what was causing them to suffer such bad luck.
This is a man who once ended up in a Mexican brothel with Steve McQueen, got drunk with Bette Davis and has Robert de Niro on his friends-and-family list. Is he really saying he enjoyed hanging out with the Hustle guys more? He is the most unstarry Hollywo od star you could meet. But my goodness, he does have some tales to tell.
Sign in. Danny and Mickey have been bickering of late so Albert suggests they undertake the Henderson challenge, named after a New York con man who wanted to prove he was the best con man anywhere. The final series comes to a dramatic conclusion when Mickey proposes taking on their most dangerous "Mark" yet.