Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem is an American crime drama television series, (a prequel to 2007's American Gangster) which premiered on September 29, 2019 on Epix.wikipedia
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Godfather of Harlem is an American crime drama television series, (a prequel to 2007's American Gangster) which premiered on September 29, 2019 on Epix.
Since he joined the network in November 2017, Epix has announced many new series including Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman's butler Alfred, Perpetual Grace, LTD starring Ben Kingsley and Jimmi Simpson, Deep State, unscripted series Unprotected Sets executive produced by Wanda Sykes and the return of The Contender.

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Godfather of Harlem is an American crime drama television series, (a prequel to 2007's American Gangster) which premiered on September 29, 2019 on Epix.
It was followed by prequel television series Godfather of Harlem in 2019.

Ilfenesh Hadera

In September 2018, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, and Paul Sorvino had been cast in starring roles.
On September 29, 2019, Hadera co-starred in the recurring role as Mayme Johnson, the wife of Bumpy Johnson in the premiere of the American crime drama television series, Godfather of Harlem on Epix.

Bumpy Johnson

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The series was written by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, and stars Forest Whitaker as 1960s New York City gangster Bumpy Johnson. Godfather of Harlem tells the "true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, 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 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."

Giancarlo Esposito

In October 2018, it was reported that Giancarlo Esposito and Rafi Gavron had joined the cast in a series regular capacity.
He plays the role of NY congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the 2019 Epix series Godfather of Harlem.

John Ridley

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Whitaker is also executive producer alongside Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, John Ridley and Markuann Smith.

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Godfather of Harlem tells the "true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, 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 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."
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Rafi Gavron

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In October 2018, it was reported that Giancarlo Esposito and Rafi Gavron had joined the cast in a series regular capacity.

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

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In September 2018, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, and Paul Sorvino had been cast in starring roles.

Lucy Fry

In September 2018, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, and Paul Sorvino had been cast in starring roles.

Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio
In September 2018, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, and Paul Sorvino had been cast in starring roles.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

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Powell is portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito in the 2019 Epix cable series Godfather of Harlem.

Vincent Gigante

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Paul Sorvino

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In September 2018, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, and Paul Sorvino had been cast in starring roles.

Frank Costello

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Chazz Palminteri

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Joseph Bonanno

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He is portrayed by Chazz Palminteri in the 2019 TV series Godfather of Harlem.

Kathrine Narducci

On January 8, 2019, it was announced that Kathrine Narducci had been cast in a recurring role.

ABC Studios

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Production companies involved with the series include ABC Signature Studios and Significant Productions.

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Godfather of Harlem is an American crime drama television series, (a prequel to 2007's American Gangster) which premiered on September 29, 2019 on Epix.

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Godfather of Harlem is an American crime drama television series, (a prequel to 2007's American Gangster) which premiered on September 29, 2019 on Epix.