Wednesday, November 29, 2023

MGM+ Renews 'Godfather of Harlem' for Season 4

MGM+ has today renewed its original drama series Godfather of Harlem for a fourth season. Production on 10 new episodes will begin next year in New York.

In the fourth season, Bumpy Johnson continues his bloody war for control of Harlem against New York's Mafia families, while contending with the emergence of a potential rival in newly arrived Black gangster Frank Lucas. After Malcolm X's tragic death, Bumpy must also grapple with his daughter Elise's involvement with the Black Panthers.

Returning series regulars include Forest Whitaker, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Erik LaRay Harvey.

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

"Forest Whitaker's inspired performance as Bumpy Johnson has introduced an iconic, archetypal television antihero to the premium television landscape," said Michael Wright, Head of MGM+. "The cast and creative team exceed expectations every single season, both creatively and cinematically. We couldn't be more delighted to embark on a fourth season with this incredibly talented group of people."

"I'm so grateful to continue my creative partnership with Michael Wright, his MGM+ team, and ABC Signature," added Brancato. "This show has been a labor of love, and we dedicate this season to Paul Eckstein, my friend and co-creator, who passed unexpectedly this summer."

"After such a long time away, I'm so excited to be returning to set alongside such an incredible cast, crew, and creative team, under the powerful leadership of Chris Brancato," shared Whitaker. "We're so appreciative of Michael Wright's support at MGM+, and thrilled that Godfather of Harlem has resonated with fans around the world. We can't wait to get to work on season four!"