'Godfather of Harlem' Season 2 Cast List: Meet Forest Whitaker, Lucy Fry and others from EPIX's crime drama
Annabella Sciorra and Justin Bartha have joined the season 2 of 'Godfather of Harlem'
The first season of ‘Godfather of Harlem’ surely managed to enthrall the viewers with engaging storylines and impeccable acting. The EPIX series is set to return with it Season 2 and promises to be even better than the previous edition.
The second season 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.
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.
Forest Whitaker will be reprising the role of Bumpy Johnson in the upcoming season while there will be some new additions in the cast. Let’s take a look at the cast of Season 2.
FULL SERIES CAST
Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whittaker is one of the greatest actors of this generation and has given many sublime performances. Whitaker started his professional acting career with the TV series ‘Making the Grade’ in 1982. The actor has worked with a lot of accomplished directors such as Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Joel Schumacher, Kevin Macdonald, Lee Daniels, and Denis Villeneuve.
After appearing in a variety of critically acclaimed movies, Whitaker achieved massive success with the movie ‘The Last King of Scotland’. The movie went on to score nominations at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and the Oscars. Whitaker received his first Oscar in the best actor category for the movie and also won awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics' Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics' Association, National Board of Review, and many other critic awards.
‘Phonebooth’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘Species’, ‘ER’, ‘Vantage Point’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Black Panther’ are some of the other high-end projects he has appeared on.
Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante
Born on March 13, 1992, Lucy Elizabeth Fry is an Australian actress who made her acting debut by appearing on the stage play ‘A Water Story’. The actress appeared in several theatre productions between 2007 and 2008, before making her television debut in 2010. Her first major role on television was as Zoey in ‘Lightning Point’. From there she moved on to play Lyla, one of the lead mermaid roles, in season 1 of ‘Mako: Island of Secrets’, a spin-off of ‘H2O: Just Add Water’.
In 2014, she made an appearance in the movie ‘Vampire Academy’ and gained wider prominence.
She also starred in the Netflix movie ‘Bright’ alongside Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomi Rapace.
Giancarlo Esposito as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell
Esposito has been one of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry and started his acting career in 1979. In 1988 he landed his breakout role as the leader of the black fraternity “Gamma Phi Gamma” in Spike Lee's film ‘School Daze’, exploring color relations at black colleges.
In 1994, he featured in the movie ‘Fresh’ and received his first best-supporting actor nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards. Next year, he would go on to star in the blockbuster hit movie ‘The Usual Suspects’. The movie also starred Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, and Stephen Baldwin in pivotal roles.
He also won the best supporting actor in a drama series accolade for ‘Breaking Bad’ at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
The actor was recently seen in the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ and was nominated as the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys.
Annabella Sciorra as Fay Bonnano
Born on March 29, 1960, as Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra is an accomplished actress known for her roles in the projects such as ‘True Love’, ‘The Addiction’, ‘The Funeral’, and ‘Cop Land’. The actress made an impact with her first movie ‘True Movie’ and achieved a lot of success. She was nominated in the best actress category at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Sciorra achieved wider success with her role in the blockbuster hit TV series ‘The Sopranos’. She was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the series in 2001.
The actress was recently seen in TV shows like ‘GLOW’, ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Blue Bloods’.
Justin Bartha as Robert Morgenthau
Justin Lee Bartha is an accomplished actor who has worked in various projects such as ‘National Treasure’, ‘The Hangover Trilogy’, ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘Teachers’. He is one of the prominent actors on Broadway and has appeared in several award-winning plays.
Nigel Thatch as Malcolm X
The actor gained prominence after playing the role of Malcolm X in Ava DuVernay's movie 'Selma'. Since 2019, he has played the role of Malcolm X in 'Godfather of Harlem', for which he was nominated as for best supporting actor at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
\Excited about ‘Godfather of Harlem’ Season 2? Catch the upcoming season premiering exclusively on EPIX on Sunday, April 18.