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Godfather of Harlem is a drama television series showrun by Chris Brancato. It is set to premiere on September 29, 2019 on Epix.

Official synopsis[]

Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten 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 – 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.[1]

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Production companies involved with the series include ABC Signature Studios and Significant Productions.[2][3]

John Ridley will direct the first episode of the series, with principal photography for the series beginning in September 2018 in New York City.[4][5]

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