EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem Season 2 Teaser Trailer Released
EPIX has released the official Godfather of Harlem Season 2 teaser trailer ahead of the series’ return in April 2021. Starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Black Panther), you can check out the teaser for the second season of the crime drama now in the player below!
Godfather of Harlem tells 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. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigel Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Season 2 will see Bumpy continue his struggle to reclaim command over Harlem from the Italian mobsters by attempting to seed internal discord and sever their vital heroin pipeline. Meanwhile, Malcolm X will be forced to choose between violent and nonviolent response to the near-constant threats to his life and his relationship with Bumpy will be severely tested.
In addition to Whitaker as star and executive producer, Season 1 cast members included Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night, Mudbound), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
Godfather of Harlem is written and created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, who executive produce along with Whitaker alongside his Significant Productions banner topper Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, and Markuann Smith. The series is produced by ABC Signature.