Renowned TV channel EPIX will be back again in April 2021 with legendary big screen actor Forest Whitaker as the star of “Godfather of Harlem” for its second season. The series is based on infamous crime boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson (Forest Whitaker) in the 1960’s, providing insight to his release from an 11-year sentence in prison and finding his neighborhood in shambles.
Season 2 will highlight Bumpy’s struggle to gain control over Harlem again from the Italian mobsters, and highlights important people of Bumpy’s story, like Malcom X having to handle the constant threats on his life, and his relationship with Bumpy being tested.
Aside from Forest Whitaker, season one cast members included 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 Mandelorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night, Mudbound), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
Stay tuned for the newest season of God Father of Harlem.