“Godfather of Harlem” is a crime drama of American television series. The show aired on EPIX on 29 September 2019. Writers of the series are Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Moise Verneaux, Michael Panes. Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein are the creators of the series.
The series consists of 2 seasons with 20 episodes in total. The approximate run time of each episode is 47-60 minutes. The announcement of the second season was made in February 2020. The premier date for the second season is 18 April 2021.
Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, John Ridley, and Markuann Smith are the Executive producers of the series. Production companies are Chris Brancato Inc., Significant Productions, and ABC Signature.
It is a “true story” of not so famous crime boss whose name is Bumpy Johnson. In the early 1960s, he came back from prison after ten years.
As he came out of the prison, he found that the neighborhood that he once ruled was now not in good condition. Control is with the Italian mobs. To get the control back, Bumpy has to step back into his crime family.
Forest Whitaker as Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson. Nigél Thatch and Jason Alan Carvell as Malcolm X. Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson. Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante, Vincent’s daughter. Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Teddy Greene. Rafi Gavron as Ernie Nunzi.
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise Johnson, Bumpy’s heroin-addicted daughter-turned Muslim. Giancarlo Esposito as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr… Vincent D’Onofrio as Vincent “The Chin” Gigante. Erik LaRay Harvey as Del Chance. Demi Singleton as Margaret Johnson.
Paul Sorvino as Frank Costello. Luis Guzmán as Alejandro “El Guapo” Villabuena. Elvis Nolasco as Nat Pettigrew. Roslyn Ruff as Delia Greene. Rony Clanton as Cecil Bradley. Afi Bijou as Sister Marny. Marquand Smith as Junie Byrd. Dominic Fumusa as Louis Gigante. Tramell Tillman as Bobby Robinson.
Chazz Palminteri as Joe Bonanno. Kevin Corrigan as Venero Frank. Joanne Kelly as Amy Vanderbilt. Clifton Davis as Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Kathrine Narducci as Olympia Gigante. Ronald Guttman as Jean Jehan. Isaach de Bankolé as Monsieur 98. Method Man as Sam Christian.
Grace Porter as Betty Shabazz. Gino Cafarelli as Fat Gino. Justin Bartha as Robert Morgenthau. Maurice Jones as Captain Omar
Season 3 release date
Officials have announced on 13 January 2022 that there will be a third season of the show. EPIX channel has not made any official statement about when season 3 is releasing. Some sources say that 28 August 2022 can be the release date. Few say that the audience can expect that season 3 can be aired in December 2022.
All we can say is we have to wait for the official announcements of the channel as to when they are releasing next season.
It is a top-rated series. IMDb has rated 8.1 out of 10. Talking about the audience, 91% of the audience loved the show. The average rating given by the audience is outstanding, which is 4.8 out of 5.
Audiences claim that they love the show and the storyline is very interesting. Many Viewers say that depiction is okay and that it is not amazing. But some say to depict scenes from the 1960s, changes are necessary, which is visible in the series.
The political scene and many things in total are correctly put together and are done in a mind-blowing way.