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[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 in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/29/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 2/12/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, November 2020) Premium cable network EPIX(R) announced today that the upcoming second season of Emmy award-winning drama series Godfather of Harlem has started production in New York City. The 10-episode second season, from executive producers Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos), and starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, will debut on EPIX in 2021. Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous Harlem crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. 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. Meanwhile, Malcolm X will be forced to choose between violent and nonviolent response to the near constant threats to his life and his relationship with Bumpy will be severely tested.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise
· Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
· Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson
· Kathrine Narducci as Olympia Gigante
· Kelvin Harrison, Jr. as Teddy Greene
· 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 "Chin" Gigante
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Brancato as CRTR/EP
· Forest Whitaker as EP
· James Acheson as EP
· John Ridley as DIR (Pilot)
· Markuann Smith as EP
· Nina Yang Bongiovi as EP
· Paul Eckstein as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature
· Significant Productions