Godfather of Harlem

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Television series
German title Godfather of Harlem
Original title Godfather of Harlem
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) since 2019
ABC Signature Studios ,
Significant Productions
length 60 minutes
Episodes 10 in 1 season ( list )
genre drama
Theme music Just In Case by Swizz Beatz
production Chris Brancato ,
Paul Eckstein,
Nina Yang Bongiovi ,
James Acheson,
John Ridley ,
Markuann Smith
music Mark Isham
First broadcast September 29, 2019 (USA) on Epix
first broadcast
November 14, 2019 on MagentaTV

Godfather of Harlem is an American television series of the pay-TV -Senders Epix about the rise of African-American gangster Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson from Harlem , New York City during the 1960s.

The series was first published on Epix on September 29, 2019 and was streamed from November 14, 2019 with German synchronization on MagentaTV . In February 2020, Epix ordered a second season of the series.


Gangster boss Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson returns to the streets of Harlem in 1963, after ten years imprisonment in the maximum security prison Alcatraz - to the neighborhood in which he was a feared and at the same time respected gangster, which has been in the heroin swamp since then sinks and is only a shadow of himself.

On the day of his release, Bumpy received a message from the Italian-American Mafia from the local “ Genovese family ” in the form of violence, which was intended to make it clear to him that nothing would change in the current division of the territories. Bumpy, who in return demands a share of the profits from Vincent "Chin" Gigante - deputy boss of the Genovese family - but this is denied to him by Chin, makes it clear that he is ready for a war with him. While Chin tries to get permission for the murder of Bumpy from the " Commission " - the executive committee of the Mafia, he is protected by the former Genovese boss Frank Costello , who stands up for him and still gives his advice to other bosses Is well received.

One day Bumpy meets Malcolm X , an old friend and former gangster allied who is now the influential spokesman for the " Nation of Islam " and tries to lead Bumpy on a better path. Mutual feuds and assassinations with constantly changing coalitions between betrayal and corruption are now the order of the day, while the pursuit of wealth, recognition and revenge affects not only local gangsters, but also their families.

Episode list

( total )
( St. )
German title Original title First publication Spain German language first publication (D / A / CH) Director script
1 1 With all necessary means By Whatever Means Necessary 29 Sep 2019 Nov 14, 2019 John Ridley Chris Brancato & Paul Eckstein
2 2 Old dogs, new tricks The nitty gritty Oct 6, 2019 Nov 14, 2019 Joe Chappelle Chris Brancato
3 3 Our day will come Our Day Will Come Oct 13, 2019 Nov 14, 2019 Joe Chappelle Paul Eckstein
4th 4th I am the best I am the greatest Oct. 20, 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Guillermo Navarro Chris Brancato
5 5 It's part of the game It's All In The Game Oct. 27, 2019 Nov 28, 2019 Guillermo Navarro Lawrence Andries
6th 6th The hearing Il Canto De Malavita Nov 3, 2019 5th Dec 2019 Tanya Hamilton Chris Brancato
7th 7th Master of war Masters Of War Nov 10, 2019 12th Dec 2019 Tanya Hamilton Zach Calig
8th 8th overcoming How I Got Over 17th Nov 2019 19th Dec 2019 Ernest R. Dickerson Resheida Brady & Moise Verneau
9 9 Rent strike blues Rent Strike Blues Nov 24, 2019 26th Dec 2019 Ernest R. Dickerson Chris Brancato & Michael Panes
10 10 Who sows the wind ... Chickens Come Home to Roost Dec. 1, 2019 Jan. 2, 2020 Joe Chappelle Chris Brancato

Cast and dubbing

The German synchronization of the series was created under the dialogue director of Masen Abou-Dakn for a dialogue book by Werner Böhnke , Karin Lehmann and Masen Abou-Dakn by the synchronous company SDI Media Germany GmbH .

main characters

Minor characters


On April 25, 2018, it was announced that Epix had commissioned a first season with ten episodes, written by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, produced by ABC Signature Studios and Significant Productions , and that Forest Whitaker would play the lead role in gang boss "Bumpy" Johnson will play.

In June 2018 it was reported that with John Ridley a director had been found for the first episode of the series.

Filming for the series reportedly began in New York City in September 2018 .

Web links

See also

Individual evidence

  1. MagentaTV presents the new US series "Godfather of Harlem" exclusively and free of charge. In: infosat.de. October 15, 2019, accessed October 18, 2019 .
  2. Arthur Awanesjan: "Godfather of Harlem": Season 2 of the gangster series is ordered. In: Filmfutter. February 22, 2020, accessed February 22, 2020 .
  3. Godfather of Harlem. In: German synchronous card index . Retrieved February 4, 2019 .
  4. ^ Forest Whitaker To Topline Straight-To-Series Crime Drama At Epix. In: deadline.com. April 25, 2018, accessed October 18, 2019 .
  5. John Ridley To Direct First Episode Of 'Godfather Of Harlem' Epix Crime Drama. In: deadline.com. June 19, 2018, accessed October 18, 2019 .
  6. Follow Cynthia Erivo Underground in 'Harriet'. In: backstage.com. July 18, 2018, accessed October 18, 2019 .