The first teaser has been released for Godfather of Harlem. The series will air on Epix.
The series stars Forest Whitaker as iconic mob boss Bumpy Johnson. Vincent D’Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Paul Sorvino and Nigel Thatch also star.
The official description: Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the 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 (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.
Godfather of Harlem is produced by ABC Signature Studios and has a first season order of ten episodes. It is written by Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein. Watch the teaser below: