Exclusive: Michael Raymond-Jamesn (Sweet Girl) has been tapped for the essential purpose of mob boss Joe Colombo opposite Forrest Whitaker in the impending 3rd season of Epix drama collection Godfather of Harlem.
Developed by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem tells a tale influenced by notorious criminal offense manager Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven many years in jail to come across the community he at the time dominated in shambles. Time 3 will discover Bumpy Johnson continuing to struggle for manage of Harlem, with other aspirants to the throne, specifically the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Getting on the Cuban mob will set Bumpy, his beloved types, and his community in the crosshairs of not only the rival Italians, but ruthless Latin assassins and, in the long run, the CIA. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the felony underworld and the civil rights motion throughout a single of the most tumultuous moments in American record.
Raymond-James’ Colombo represents the “new mob,” forward-considering, progressive, and tired of the previous mob regulations and regulations. He sets out to remake the mob in his possess impression: brash, good, and capable to do the job with the various gamers in the narcotics and prostitution rackets. He would like a true partnership with Bumpy Johnson, but when that will become unachievable, he will search for other allies in the competition for who will develop into the correct “Godfather of Harlem.”
In Year 3, Malcolm X (Jason Carvell), the radical militant preacher who left the Nation of Islam and traveled the earth to press for black political improvement, finds himself in the cross-hairs of risk from former associates, in addition to the NYPD, FBI and CIA.
In addition to Whitaker, who also government produces, Period 3 forged contains Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Giancarlo Esposito.
Godfather of Harlem is made by ABC Signature, a aspect of Disney Television Studios. Brancato, Eckstein, Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle executive generate. Swizz Beatz serves as government tunes producer.
Raymond-James subsequent will be noticed opposite Jason Momoa in the forthcoming 3rd and remaining year of Apple’s write-up-apocalyptic drama series See. Other current credits consist of the Netflix film, Sweet Woman, Kevin Williamson’s Inform Me a Tale, NBC’s Regulation & Get: Arranged Criminal offense, Showtime’s Billions, HBO’s Legitimate Blood and ABC’s The moment Upon A Time. He is repped by Gersh, Principal Enjoyment LA and Peikoff Mahan.