Thursday, February 18, 2021

Epix Sets Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'Godfather of Harlem'

Epix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming second season of its original drama series Godfather of Harlem.

The 10-episode second season will debut on Sunday, April 18 at 9/8c.

The new season finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous "French Connection," the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X's message of black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, the drama explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful, tumultuous year of 1964.

The drama stars Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Giancarlo Esposito, Lucy Fry, Rafi Gavron, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Erik LaRay Harvey and Demi Singleton.

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