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[03/21/19 - 09:28 AM]
Video: EPIX's "Godfather of Harlem" - First Tease Released
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch, and Ilfenesh Hadera star in the series, due this fall.

[01/08/19 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 8
Updates include: CBS All Access commissions two more "Short Treks"; Luke Wilson tapped for DC Universe's "Stargirl"; and Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup to return for ABC's "NYPD Blue" sequel series.

[10/08/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 8
Updates include: The CW orders additional scripts for its freshman dramas; Jessica Biel to star in "Limetown" for Facebook Watch; and Cameron Monaghan announces exit from Showtime's "Shameless."

[10/02/18 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 2
Updates include: Cinemax cancels "Outcast" after two seasons; Sharon Gless to star opposite Elisabeth Shue in TNT's "Constance"; and Giancarlo Esposito signs onto Epix's "Godfather of Harlem."

[09/27/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 27
Updates include: Paul Sorvino cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Bryce Hodgson named regular on The CW's "iZombie"; and Teddy Sears to recur on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

[09/26/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 26
Updates include: Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov among latest cast in Apple's "Dickinson"; Samantha Corbin-Miller to import Canada's "19-2" for CBS; Vanessa Bell Calloway tapped for Netflix's "Unbelievable."

[09/21/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
Updates include: Kenan Thompson to lead "Saving Larry" for NBC; Laurie Holden to recur on FOX's "Proven Innocent"; and Michaela Watkins to visit "Search Party" at TBS.

[09/19/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 19
Updates include: Allan Heinberg lands new Marvel series at ABC; Beau Garrett exiting ABC's "The Good Doctor" after one season; Hassie Harrison tapped for truTV's "Tacoma FD."

[09/12/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 12
Updates include: Katherine Langford to star in Netflix's "Cursed"; Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb cast in Hulu's "The Act"; and James Marsden, Ed Asner bound for Netflix's "Dead to Me."

[09/11/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: Vincent D'Onofrio cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Melanie Griffith among latest bound for Showtime's "SMILF"; and Shane West to recur on final season of FOX's "Gotham."

[06/19/18 - 11:11 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner John Ridley Joins EPIX(R) Series "Godfather of Harlem" Produced by ABC Signature Studios
The 10-episode series tells the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s, returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he used to rule in shambles and his power gone.

[04/25/18 - 01:29 PM]
EPIX Orders Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem"
Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the 10-episode series will star Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions.







GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
Premieres in Fall 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, April 2018) EPIX(R) has given a straight-to-series order for the ABC Signature Studios produced drama, GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the ten-episode series will star Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions. Production will begin later this year with an eye towards a 2019 premiere on EPIX. GODFATHER OF HARLEM tells the true 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. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise
· Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
· Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson
· Kathrine Narducci as Olympia Gigante
· Kelvin Harrison, Jr. as Teddy Greene
· Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante
· Nigél Thatch as Malcolm X
· Paul Sorvino as Frank Costello
· Rafi Gavron as Ernie Nunzi
· Vincent D'Onofrio as Vincent "Chin" Gigante
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Brancato as CRTR/EP
· Forest Whitaker as EP
· James Acheson as EP
· John Ridley as DIR (Pilot)
· Markuann Smith as EP
· Nina Yang Bongiovi as EP
· Paul Eckstein as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature
· Significant Productions