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Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem

  • Premiered: 
    September 29, 2019
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  • Network: EPIX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the life of Bumpy Johnson 
  • Subject Matter: Gang/Mafia/Mob
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the story of an infamous crime boss, GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a one-hour drama series that centers on 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 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. This series is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. Executive produced by series star Forest Whitaker, GODFATHER OF HARLEM was shot on location in New York City.
On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, EPIX premiered "Chickens Come Home to Roost," the season finale of GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family; President John F. Kennedy is assassinated; Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.



  • - Harlem, New York USA