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GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
Premieres in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, April 2018) EPIX(R) has given a straight-to-series order for the ABC Signature Studios produced drama, GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the ten-episode series will star Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions. Production will begin later this year with an eye towards a 2019 premiere on EPIX. GODFATHER OF HARLEM tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten 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 - 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise
· Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
· Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson
· 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