First teaser released for Epix's new original 'Godfather of Harlem', starring Forest Whitaker

Premiering on Epix this fall, 'Godfather of Harlem' is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson


                            First teaser released for Epix's new original 'Godfather of Harlem', starring Forest Whitaker

The first teaser for Epix’s original series 'Godfather of Harlem', starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch, and Ilfenesh Hadera – has been released.

Premiering on Epix this fall, 'Godfather of Harlem' is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from 10 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 Malcolm X (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.

Produced by ABC Signature Studios, the 10-episode series is written by 'Narcos' co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein. The series will launch on Epix and Epix Now, the network’s new streaming service.