Epix has shared a new teaser for their hit drama, Godfather of Harlem. Starring Forest Whitaker, the series explores the life of the legendary Bumpy Johnson and the Harlem area in the 1960s. The second season of the drama will follow Johnson as he and his crew fight off other crime families in Harlem.
“Godfather of Harlem season [two] finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York crime families for control of the lucrative and murderous ‘French Connection,’ the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s message of black economic nationalism,” Epix states.
“His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful, the tumultuous year of 1964.”
After a long layoff, the series will return on April 18, 2021. Check out the trailer below.