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    EPIX Renews ‘Godfather of Harlem’ for Season 2

    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 […]

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    EPIX Orders Drama ‘Godfather of Harlem’

    EPIX 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 1-episode series will star Oscar winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions.  Production will begin later this year with an eye towards a […]

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    ‘Roots’ Revival to Debut on History Networks on Memorial Day 2016

    The upcoming four night, eight-hour reboot of classic miniseries “Roots” will launch on the networks of History, A&E and Lifetime on Memorial Day 2016. The cast includes Academy Award winners Forest Whitaker (“Fiddler”) and Anna Paquin (“Nancy Holt”); Laurence Fishburne (“Alex Haley”); Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Tom Lea”); Anika Noni Rose (“Kizzy”); Tip “T.I.” Harris (“Cyrus”); […]

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