‘Godfather of Harlem’ Season 3 Premiere Date and Plot Details Unveiled by Epix

Godfather of Harlem (Credit: Epix)

The third season of Godfather of Harlem will premiere in January, with Bumpy Johnson facing a bumpy ride in his battle for control of Harlem.

The series tells the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy (Forest Whitaker), who returned home from prison in the early 1960s, to find the New York City neighborhood he once ruled in chaos.

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According to Epix, the 10-episode third season will see Bumpy continuing to battle for control of Harlem, this time with the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Fighting the Cuban mob will put Bumpy, his loved ones, and his community in the crosshairs of not only the rival Italians, but ruthless Latin assassins and the CIA.

In addition to Oscar-winning actor Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), the season 3 cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It), Lucy Fry (Bright), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (Passing), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian).

Joining the cast are Michael Raymond-James (Law & Order) as Joe Colombo and Jason Alan Carvell (NCIS: New Orleans) as Malcom X. Nigel Thatch played Malcolm X on the first two seasons.

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The series is produced by ABC Signature. Executive producers include Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle. Swizz Beatz is executive music producer.

Godfather of Harlem‘s second season was the best performing season of all time on premium cable network Epix. The season also broke records for single title streams in a single day across the network’s digital platforms.

Season 3 of the series is currently in production in New York. The first two seasons are available on Epix, the Epix Now app and Hulu.

Godfather of Harlem returns to Epix on Jan. 15, 2023.

Along with details Wednesday about the upcoming season came news that Epix will be rebranded as MGM+ in early 2023.