Stan’s epic crime drama Godfather of Harlem, has been renewed for a second season.
Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighbourhood 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.
In addition to Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as star and executive producer, season one cast members included Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Australia’s own Lucy Fry (Stan’s Wolf Creek), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
the 10-episode second season, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos) will commence production in New York later this year.