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In the drama series Godfather of Harlem, an African-American crime lord returns to his old neighborhood after a decade in prison. He finds that the Italians have taken over the local crime business. The series is based on a actual events. Lucy Fry, Forest Whitaker, and Demi Singleton star.

Godfather of Harlem is a Crime, Drama series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2019. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on EPIX
1 Season, 10 Episodes
September 29, 2019
Crime, Drama
8.0/10
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Lucy Fry, Nigel Thatch, Ilfenesh Hadera
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Godfather of Harlem Full Episode Guide

  • When Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family, it doesn't go as planned. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

  • Due to slum conditions in Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. leads a rent strike and investigates the owners of the buildings. Ernie Nunzi searches for the hooker who helped set up Zambrano, while Bumpy and Mayme experience tension in their marriage.

  • On the day of the March on Washington, Chin and Bonnano are at war in Harlem. Bumpy finds out he and Mayme never formally adopted Margaret, so he asks Elise for her permission. Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. travel to D.C. for the march.

  • Bumpy incites war between the Genovese and Bonanno families. Meanwhile, when Margaret goes missing, Mayme teams up with Elise in a desperate attempt to find her. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. feels the repercussions from his slander dispute with Esther James. Stella reveals a family secret.

  • To cover his debt, Bumpy is tasked with killing a witness testifying against the Genovese family. Elijah Muhammed tours Malcolm X's mosque where he meets Elise and asks her to spy on Malcolm. Meanwhile, Chin finds out Teddy is alive.

  • The lottery numbers deal Bumpy a catastrophic financial loss and he realizes Chin has rigged the number to wipe him out. Determined to pay his bettors, Bumpy seeks alliances only to find his nemesis is a wilier enemy than he could ever have imagined.

  • Cassius Clay battles local boxing hero Doug Jones in the ring. Mayme insists Bumpy back Jones, an advocate for her Harlem Youth organization, but Malcolm urges Bumpy to back Clay. Meanwhile, Chin engages in a turf war for Harlem with Bonnano and a buried secret fueling their feud is revealed.

  • Bumpy unexpectedly finds himself at Elise's side when her shoplifting arrest and subsequent abuse is the catalyst for a protest where conflicting interests cause tensions to rise.

  • Realizing a consistent source of heroin is vital to reclaim Harlem, Bumpy engages in a fevered search to find a dope supply independent of the Italians. Chin engages the services of crooked cops in a plot to arrest Bumpy and send him back to jail. Meanwhile, Mayme worries the effect Bumpy's rescue of his daughter Elise from the streets will have on their family.

  • After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) seeks to regain control of Harlem. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family, led by Vincent "Chin" Gigante (Vincent D'Onofrio). In order to thwart the Italian's dope trade, Bumpy forms an alliance with Malcolm X (Nigel Thatch).