Epix has renewed the Forest Whitaker-led Godfather of Harlem for a 10-episode third season.
The critically acclaimed drama from ABC Signature is scheduled to start manufacturing on Season 3 in New York this summer time.
The renewal follows a powerful second season, Epix’s best-performing season of all time, in response to the community. The sequence broke data for any single title streams in a single day throughout Epix’s digital platforms, and the season two finale was the community’s greatest performing finale episode up to now, in response to Epix.
Created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem tells a narrative impressed by notorious crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who within the early Sixties returned from eleven years in jail to search out the neighborhood he as soon as dominated in shambles.
Season 3 will discover Bumpy Johnson persevering with to battle for management of Harlem, with different aspirants to the throne, particularly the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking on the Cuban mob will put Bumpy, his family members, and his neighborhood within the crosshairs of not solely the rival Italians, however ruthless Latin assassins and, in the end, the CIA. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the felony underworld and the civil rights motion throughout one of the crucial tumultuous instances in American historical past.
“Godfather of Harlem is that rare show that is both addictively entertaining, and deeply relevant,” stated Michael Wright, president of Epix. “Forest Whitaker, Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have crafted a series that deserves all the acclaim it has received, and it grows more compelling every season.”
“I’m thrilled to be returning to my show, working alongside our truly incredible cast, crew, and writers, as we tell this unique and powerful story. I can’t wait to get back to set, and thank Michael Wright, Epix, ABC Signature, and our dedicated fans for their support” stated Whitaker.
“We’re thrilled to bring this extraordinary group of artists back together for season three of Godfather of Harlem,” stated Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature. “Forest Whitaker’s Bumpy Johnson is one of television’s great antiheroes and we can’t wait to see what the brilliant creative team led by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have in store.”
In addition to Whitaker, who additionally govt produces, Season 3 solid contains Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Lucy Fry and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
Godfather of Harlem is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios. Brancato, Eckstein, Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle govt produce. Swizz Beatz serves as govt music producer.