The story of Bumpy Johnson will proceed on EPIX. The cable channel has renewed the Godfather of Harlem TV sequence for a 3rd season of 10 episodes. The second season completed airing in August of final yr.
A criminal offense drama, the Godfather of Harlem TV present stars Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Giancarlo Esposito, Lucy Fry, Rafi Gavron, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Erik LaRay Harvey, and Demi Singleton. The sequence is impressed by the story of notorious crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker) who returned from 10 years in jail to seek out the neighborhood he as soon as dominated in shambles. With the streets managed by the Italian mob, Johnson should tackle the Genovese crime household to regain management. Season two finds Johnson battling the New York Crime Households for management of the profitable and murderous “French Connection” heroin pipeline in an formidable plan. This pits him in opposition to not solely the Italians and the regulation but in addition family and friends.
EPIX® RENEWS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES GODFATHER OF HARLEM FOR THIRD SEASON
Government Producer and Academy Award Profitable Actor Forest Whitaker to Return in Ten-Episode Season from ABC Signature
New York, NY – January 13, 2022– Premium cable community EPIX® introduced in the present day that Godfather of Harlem, from ABC Signature, which is part of Disney Tv Studios, will return for a 10-episode third season. The critically acclaimed drama starring Forest Whitaker was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos). It’s scheduled to start manufacturing in New York this summer time.
Godfather of Harlem’s second season was EPIX’s finest performing season of all time, and the sequence broke information for any single title streams in a single day throughout EPIX’s digital platforms. The season two finale was EPIX’s finest performing finale episode so far.
Godfather of Harlem tells a narrative impressed by notorious crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who within the early Nineteen Sixties returned from eleven years in jail to seek out the neighborhood he as soon as dominated in shambles. Season Three will discover Bumpy Johnson persevering with to battle for management of Harlem, with different aspirants to the throne, particularly the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking up the Cuban mob will put Bumpy, his family members, and his group within the crosshairs of not solely the rival Italians, however ruthless Latin assassins and, in the end, the CIA. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the legal underworld and the civil rights motion throughout one of the crucial tumultuous instances in American historical past.
“Godfather of Harlem is that uncommon present that’s each addictively entertaining, and deeply related,” stated Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “Forest Whitaker, Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have crafted a sequence that deserves all of the acclaim it has acquired, and it grows extra compelling each season.”
“I’m thrilled to be returning to my present, working alongside our really unbelievable solid, crew, and writers, as we inform this distinctive and highly effective story. I can’t wait to get again to set, and thank Michael Wright, EPIX, ABC Signature, and our devoted followers for his or her help,” stated Forest Whitaker.
“We’re thrilled to convey this extraordinary group of artists again collectively for season three of ‘Godfather of Harlem,’ ” stated Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature. “Forest Whitaker’s Bumpy Johnson is one in every of tv’s nice antiheroes and we will’t wait to see what the sensible artistic staff led by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have in retailer.”
Along with Forest Whitaker (The Final King of Scotland) as star and government producer, season three solid members embrace: Vincent D’Onofrio (Legislation and Order: Legal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Desires), Lucy Fry (Vibrant, Vampire Academy), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (Geechee, Passing).
Produced by ABC Signature, the sequence has been government produced by Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle. Swizz Beatz has served as government music producer.
ABOUT ABC SIGNATURE:
One of many Disney Tv Studios, ABC Signature is a world chief within the improvement, manufacturing, and distribution of leisure content material throughout broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio produces a lot of ABC Leisure’s most vital hits, together with “Gray’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Physician,” “A Million Little Issues,” “The Rookie,” and “Dwelling Economics,” and late-night speak present “Jimmy Kimmel Stay!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming sequence embrace “Promised Land” for ABC; Hulu’s “Dollface,” and co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; “The Wilds” for Amazon and “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX. For streaming service Disney +, sequence embrace “The Mighty Geese” and “Huge Shot.”
EPIX®, an MGM firm, is a premium tv community delivering a broad line-up of high quality authentic sequence and documentaries, the newest film releases and traditional movie franchises – all accessible on TV, on-demand, on-line and throughout units. EPIX® has tripled the quantity of authentic programming on the community and has grow to be a vacation spot for authentic premium content material with sequence together with Godfather of Harlem, starring and government produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and drama Chapelwaite, based mostly on the quick story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; in addition to upcoming premieres of western journey sequence Billy the Child; sci-fi horror sequence From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns and season three of epic fantasy drama sequence Britannia. Different originals embrace Emmy®-nominated music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Tv; season two of Battle of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historic drama Domina; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; docuseries NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Movies; music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Data; docuseries Fiasco, based mostly on the podcast of the identical identify; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the artistic staff from Downton Abbey; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Fable, government produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By No matter Means Essential: The Occasions of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved that includes Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is obtainable nationwide by cable, telco, satellite tv for pc, and rising digital distribution platforms in addition to by its EPIX NOW app, offering extra films than some other community with hundreds of titles accessible for streaming.
What do you assume? Are you glad that the Godfather of Harlem TV sequence has been renewed for a 3rd season. Will you be watching the EPIX present?