Godfather of Harlem – which will air on the Epix network in the US and comes from the creator of Narcos – tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles.
With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy takes on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X — catching his political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
You may have noticed that the excellent Forest Whittaker in the starring role, and now news reaches that another Hollywood star, Vincent D’Onfrio has also been snapped up for a leading role.
Here’s the first trailer:
Epix has also revealed a US transmission date: Sunday 29th September.