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Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Release Date, Cast, and More

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According to EPIX, the critically acclaimed drama Godfather of Harlem season 3 is in the talks.

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The third season of Godfather of Harlem will be broadcasted on EPIX in 2022, according to the network’s official statement. Forest Whitaker stars as Bumpy Johnson, a legendary 1960s gang boss, in the highly acclaimed thriller directed by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein. Following Johnson, as he attempts to rebuild the criminal empire left behind after an 11-year prison sentence, the series provides a peek into 1960s Harlem amid the Civil Rights Movement and the clashing forces of the New York underworld during a time of significant change in American society.

Here’s a breakdown of everything to follow on Godfather of Harlem season 3.

What is godfather of Harlem Season 3 About?

What is godfather of Harlem Season 3 About
What is godfather of Harlem Season 3 About

On November 8, 2020, a docu-series based on the serial titled By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem debuted.

Harlem’s Godfather relates the narrative to a true story of famed crime leader Bumpy Johnson, who returned from 10 years in jail in the early 1960s to find the area he previously dominated in devastation. Bumpy must confront the Genovese crime family in order to reclaim control of the streets from the Italian mafia. During the savage conflict, he establishes an alliance with Muslim pastor Malcolm X, putting Malcolm’s political ascension in the crosshairs of social unrest and a mob war that threatens to rip the city apart.

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Bumpy Johnson, a mafia lord played by actor John Goodman, returns to Harlem after ten years in jail to find that the neighborhood has changed.

As a result, he is striving to restore control of the territory, which has now fallen into the hands of the Italian mafia. His actions set in motion an unpredictable series of events that threatens to destroy the whole city. The show is said to be a precursor to the 2007 picture ‘American Gangster,’ which was released in cinemas.

The detailed design of Bumpy was picked out for admiration by the critics. Several commentators, on the other hand, have raised worry about the usually cluttered plotlines.

Regardless of the program’s drawbacks, there is no disputing that it is a fun show to watch. Fans, predictably, are eager to learn whether or not there will be a third season.

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Release Date

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Release Date
Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Release Date

On April 25, 2018, Epix announced that the project has received a series order for the first season of 10 episodes, which would air in 2019. Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein will write the series, and they will also executive produce alongside Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, and Markuann Smith. Brancato will also serve as the showrunner. ABC Signature Studios and Significant Productions are among the production organizations engaged with the series.

On June 19, 2018, it was announced that the first episode of the series will be directed by John Ridley. The sitcom got renewed for a second season on February 12, 2020, with the launch date set for April 18, 2021.

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The series got renewed for a third season on January 13, 2022. So we can probably expect Godfather of Harlem Season 3 by December 2022.

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Age Rating

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Age Rating
Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Age Rating

The show is rated 18+ because of its involvement in sex, nudity, violence, gore, profanity, alcohol and drug use, and intense scenes.

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast
Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast
  • Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson
  • Luis Guzmán as Alejandro “El Guapo” Villabuena, a close friend and associate of Bumpy’s
  • Nigél Thatch as Malcolm X, an old friend of Bumpy’s and Muslim minister in the Nation of Islam
  • Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson, Bumpy’s wife
  • Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise Johnson, Bumpy’s heroin-addicted daughter-turned Muslim
  • Rafi Gavron as Ernie Nunzi, a violent associate of Vincent’s
  • Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante, Vincent’s daughter
  • Erik LaRay Harvey as Del Chance, one of Bumpy’s most trusted enforcers
  • Elvis Nolasco as Nat Pettigrew, Bumpy’s other trusted lieutenant
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Teddy Greene, an aspiring musician and Stella’s boyfriend
  • Demi Singleton as Margaret Johnson
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Vincent “The Chin” Gigante
  • Paul Sorvino as Frank Costello
  • Chazz Palminteri as Joe Bonanno
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast and Crew Comments

Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast and Crew Comments
Godfather of Harlem Season 3 Cast and Crew Comments

Godfather of Harlem is that rare show that is both addictively entertaining and deeply relevant,” said Michael Wright. “Forest Whitaker, Chris Brancato, and Paul Eckstein have crafted a series that deserves all the acclaim it has received, and it grows more compelling every season.”

“I’m thrilled to be returning to my show, working alongside our truly incredible cast, crew, and writers, as we tell this unique and powerful story. I can’t wait to get back to set, and thank Michael Wright, Epix, ABC Signature, and our dedicated fans for their support” said Whitaker.

“We’re thrilled to bring this extraordinary group of artists back together for season three of Godfather of Harlem,” said Jonnie Davis. “Forest Whitaker’s Bumpy Johnson is one of television’s great antiheroes and we can’t wait to see what the brilliant creative team led by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have in store.”

Godfather of Harlem Reception

Godfather of Harlem Reception
Godfather of Harlem Reception

Based on 25 reviews, the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92 percent approval rating for the first season, with an average rating of 7.50/10. According to the website’s critical consensus: “As sharply dressed as it is smartly written, Godfather of Harlem walks familiar blocks to its own beat and makes a strong first impression.”

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 72 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

The South African’s Cheryl Kahla stated: “The Godfather of Harlem is an excellent example of what modern television is capable of today. Whitaker’s character Bumpy is a drug kingpin but also just a man trying to make sense of the world and connect with his family”.

As of now, that’s all we know about Godfather of Harlem Season 3. Stay tuned to this space for more information on the same!

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Sukti Sisodiya
Sukti Sisodiya
Sukti is a freelance writer. She extensively writes in the field of entertainment- movies, shows, and everything in between. She takes a keen interest in art, fashion, and literature. She is currently working on an independent novel.

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