Drama “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, has been renewed for a second season at Epix. Production on the 10-episode second season, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, will begin production in New York later in 2020.
The series centers around a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven 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.
In addition to Whitaker, who is also an executive producer, season one cast members included Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Giancarlo Esposito, Lucy Fry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rafi Gavron, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
“Godfather of Harlem” hails from ABC Signature Studios and is executive produced Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle. Swizz Beatz serves as executive music producer, while Brancato serves as showrunner.