‘Godfather Of Harlem’: Michael Raymond-James To Play Mob Boss Joe Colombo In Epix Series

Specific: Michael Raymond-Jamesson (lovely girl) Forrest Whitaker has been tapped for the lead role of Mob Boss Joe Colombo in the upcoming third season of Epix drama series godfather of harlem,

Created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, The Godfathers of Harlem tells a story inspired by notorious crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who returns from eleven years in prison in the early 1960s, to find the neighborhood where he lives. There was a shabby rule. In Season 3 Bumpy Johnson will continue to fight for control of Harlem, alongside other candidates for the throne, namely the Cuban mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Countering the Cuban mob would put Bumpy, his loved ones and his community in the crosshairs of not only rival Italians, but brutal Latin assassins and, ultimately, the CIA. The Godfathers of Harlem is the clash of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most turbulent times in American history.

Raymond-James’ Colombo represents the “new crowd”, which is forward-thinking, progressive and tired of the rules and regulations of the old crowd. He sets out to remake the mob in his own image: flamboyant, talented, able to work with diverse players in drug and prostitution rackets. He wants a true partnership with Bumpy Johnson, but when that becomes impossible, he seeks other allies in a competition to see who will become the true “Godfather of Harlem”.

In Season 3, Malcolm X (Jason Carvel), the radical extremist preacher who left the Nation of Islam and travels the world to press for black political advancement, finds himself in addition to the NYPD, in the cross-section of threats from former allies. Found in hair. , FBI and CIA.

In addition to Whitaker, who is also executive producer, the Season 3 cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry, Antoinette Cro-Legacy and Giancarlo Esposito.

godfather of harlem
Produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Brancato, Eckstein, Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Marcuan Smith and Joe Chappell executive produce. Swizz Beatz serves as executive music producer.

Raymond-James will next appear alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming third and final season of Apple’s post-apocalyptic drama series. Look Other recent credits include the Netflix film, lovely girlKevin Williamson tell me a storyNBC’s Law and Order: Organized Crime, show time ArabsHBO’s true Blood and abc Once upon a time, He has been replicated by Gersh, Principal Entertainment LA and Peacock Mahan.