Godfather of Harlem is your next crime binge
The hot new gangster series starring Forest Whitaker launches on 15 October.
In brand-new crime series Godfather of Harlem, Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker takes on a new challenge playing respected crime boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson. He’s based on a real person, and the series delves into this little-known and complex figure who was loved and feared in 1960s Harlem.
Bumpy was a convicted criminal who clashed with the mob, but he was also a powerful force for good in his neighbourhood, a skilled chess player and book lover.
Throughout his fascinating life, he crossed paths with historical figures including Malcolm X, Billie Holiday and Sugar Ray Robinson.
Forest Whitaker on his new role
In this CBS interview, Michelle Miller chats directly to the acclaimed actor about the show.
Where to watch Godfather of Harlem S1
Godfather of Harlem launches on 15 October 2019 on Showmax, with new episodes airing every Tuesday.
For those of you with DStv and wondering what channel Godfather of Harlem will be on, it will be available on 1Magic (channel 103).