Actor Michael Raymond-James has joined the cast of EPIX’s critically acclaimed series, The Godfather of Harlem. Deadline reports that Raymond James will play the role of Joe Colombo alongside Forest Whitaker, who is set to return as Bumpy Johnson.
“Colombo represents the new mob, forward-thinking, progressive, and tired of the old mob rules and regulations. He sets out to remake the mob in his own image: brash, brilliant, and able to work with the diverse players in the narcotics and prostitution rackets,” Raymond-James’ character description reads.
“He wants a true partnership with Bumpy Johnson, but when that becomes impossible, he will seek other allies in the competition for who will become the true ‘Godfather of Harlem.'”
Raymond-James is not the only new actor to join the cast of the critically-acclaimed series. Recently, Jason Carvell stepped into the role of Malcolm X after Nigel Thatch and EPIX went their separate ways. Carvell will portray Malcolm X as he finds himself deeply engrained in the political fabric of the 1960s. Unfortunately, his fight for marginalized groups leads him into the crosshairs of the FBI and CIA.
Production for season three of the Godfather of Harlem kicked off in New York last month. However, it is unclear when the latest set of episodes will debut on EPIX.