The Godfather of Harlem is ready to take viewers on another wild ride in season 2.
Epix released a teaser trailer this week for the upcoming season, along with news that the crime drama will return in April 2021.
The trailer shows Oscar-winning series star Forest Whitaker being followed by a group of gunmen who open fire on his car.
According to a press release from the premium cable network, season 2 of the series will see Bumpy (Whitaker) continue his struggle to reclaim command over Harlem from Italian mobsters by attempting to cut their heroin pipeline. Meanwhile, Malcolm X will be forced to choose between violent and nonviolent response to the near constant threats to his life and his relationship with Bumpy will be severely tested.
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In addition to Whitaker, the season one cast included Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandelorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night, Mudbound), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
The series is inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven 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.
Godfather of Harlem was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein; with Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle serving as executive producers. ABC Signature produces the series. Brancato serves as showrunner, and Swizz Beatz is executive music producer.
Watch the season 2 trailer below. The image above is courtesy of Epix.