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[05/21/21 - 09:58 AM]
Video: EPIX Debuts New Teaser for "Godfather of Harlem" Returning August 8, 2021
The Forest Whitaker-led drama wraps its spring run this Sunday.

[03/18/21 - 08:03 AM]
Video: EPIX's(R) Award-Winning Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem" Announces Additional Season Two Casting, Releases Full-Length Trailer
Justin Bartha, Method Man, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Rispoli, Ronald Guttman, Gino Cafarelli, Isaach De Bankolé and Neal Matarazzo are all on tap for the new season.

[02/18/21 - 11:09 AM]
Video: EPIX Releases New Full-Length Teaser Trailer for "Godfather of Harlem" Season 2 and Announces Premiere Date of April 18
The new season finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous "French Connection," the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor.

[01/07/21 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 7
Updates include: Nickelodeon extends "Side Hustle"; Aliyah O'Brien to recur on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"; and Chris Mason scores arc on The CW's "Riverdale."

[12/10/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: EPIX Sets "Godfather of Harlem" Season Two Premiere for April 2021 and Debuts New Teaser Trailer
Season two will see Bumpy continue his struggle to reclaim command over Harlem from the Italian mobsters by attempting to seed internal discord and sever their vital heroin pipeline.

[11/10/20 - 07:14 AM]
EPIX's Emmy Award-Winning Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem" Begins Production on Season Two
The 10-episode second season, from executive producers Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, and starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, will debut on EPIX in 2021.

[10/08/20 - 09:02 AM]
EPIX(R) Sets Premiere Date for Docuseries "By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem"
The four-part docuseries launches Sunday, November 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/20/20 - 12:21 PM]
EPIX(R) Greenlights Docuseries "By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem"
This four-part documentary series brings alive the dramatic true story of Harlem and its music during the 1960's, and connects that history to our present moment.

[02/12/20 - 12:12 PM]
EPIX(R) Renews Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem" for Season Two
The 10-episode sophomore season, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, will commence production in New York later this year.

[08/06/19 - 10:16 AM]
Video: New Trailer for EPIX Series "Godfather of Harlem"
The Forest Whitaker-led drama premieres Sunday, September 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/13/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: New Trailer for the EPIX Original Series "Godfather of Harlem" Released
Premiering Sunday, September 29, the series stars Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch and Ilfenesh Hadera.

[03/21/19 - 09:28 AM]
Video: EPIX's "Godfather of Harlem" - First Tease Released
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch, and Ilfenesh Hadera star in the series, due this fall.

[01/08/19 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 8
Updates include: CBS All Access commissions two more "Short Treks"; Luke Wilson tapped for DC Universe's "Stargirl"; and Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup to return for ABC's "NYPD Blue" sequel series.

[10/08/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 8
Updates include: The CW orders additional scripts for its freshman dramas; Jessica Biel to star in "Limetown" for Facebook Watch; and Cameron Monaghan announces exit from Showtime's "Shameless."

[10/02/18 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 2
Updates include: Cinemax cancels "Outcast" after two seasons; Sharon Gless to star opposite Elisabeth Shue in TNT's "Constance"; and Giancarlo Esposito signs onto Epix's "Godfather of Harlem."

[09/27/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 27
Updates include: Paul Sorvino cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Bryce Hodgson named regular on The CW's "iZombie"; and Teddy Sears to recur on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

[09/26/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 26
Updates include: Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov among latest cast in Apple's "Dickinson"; Samantha Corbin-Miller to import Canada's "19-2" for CBS; Vanessa Bell Calloway tapped for Netflix's "Unbelievable."

[09/21/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
Updates include: Kenan Thompson to lead "Saving Larry" for NBC; Laurie Holden to recur on FOX's "Proven Innocent"; and Michaela Watkins to visit "Search Party" at TBS.

[09/19/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 19
Updates include: Allan Heinberg lands new Marvel series at ABC; Beau Garrett exiting ABC's "The Good Doctor" after one season; Hassie Harrison tapped for truTV's "Tacoma FD."

[09/12/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 12
Updates include: Katherine Langford to star in Netflix's "Cursed"; Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb cast in Hulu's "The Act"; and James Marsden, Ed Asner bound for Netflix's "Dead to Me."

[09/11/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: Vincent D'Onofrio cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Melanie Griffith among latest bound for Showtime's "SMILF"; and Shane West to recur on final season of FOX's "Gotham."

[06/19/18 - 11:11 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner John Ridley Joins EPIX(R) Series "Godfather of Harlem" Produced by ABC Signature Studios
The 10-episode series tells the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s, returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he used to rule in shambles and his power gone.

[04/25/18 - 01:29 PM]
EPIX Orders Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem"
Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the 10-episode series will star Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions.







GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
Returns Sunday, August 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/29/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's second season will be split into two halves
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, February 2021) Godfather of Harlem Season 2 finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous "French Connection," the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X's message of black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful, tumultuous year of 1964. In addition to Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as star and executive producer, season 2 sees the return of cast members Vincent D'Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She's Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy. Cast members Erik LaRay Harvey (Luke Cage) and Demi Singleton (King Richard) have been upped to series regulars.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise Johnson
· Chazz Palminteri as Joe Bonanno
· Demi Singleton as Margaret Johnson
· Elvis Nolasco as Nat Pettigrew
· Erik LaRay Harvey as Del Chance
· Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
· Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson
· Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante
· Nigél Thatch as Malcolm X
· Paul Sorvino as Frank Costello
· Rafi Gavron as Ernie Nunzi
· Vincent D'Onofrio as Vincent "The Chin" Gigante
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Kelvin Harrison, Jr. as Teddy Greene
· Luis Guzman as Alejandro "El Guapo" Villabuena
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Brancato as CRTR/EP
· Forest Whitaker as EP
· James Acheson as EP
· John Ridley as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Markuann Smith as EP
· Nina Yang Bongiovi as EP
· Paul Eckstein as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature
· Chris Brancato
· Significant Productions