Thursday, June 13, 2019

Epix Reveals Premiere Date for New Drama 'Godfather of Harlem' Starring Forest Whitaker

Epix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker.

The 10-episode first season will debut on Sunday, September 29 at 10/9c.

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 - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. The drama is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

The drama also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Nigél Thatch, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, Paul Sorvino and Giancarlo Esposito.

Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein created the drama. They executive produce with Whitaker, Nia Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and director John Ridley. ABC Signature Studios produces.