In partnership with EPIX, we are giving away tickets to the advanced screening of the new series Godfather of Harlem on Wednesday, September 18 in Atlanta.
Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson starring Forest Whitaker, who in the early 1960s returned from ten 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. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X played by Nigél Thatch, 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.
This 10-episode series is written by Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, produced by ABC Signature Studios. The series will launch on EPIX and EPIX NOW September 29th, the network’s new streaming service available for download in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets.