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It appears that Epix has released a full new trailer for the hit show, Godfather of harlem season 2 with Forest Whitaker returning as the main man, in the title role of Bumpy Johnson.
From Epix: Godfather of Harlem Season 2 finds Bumpy Johnson fighting New York crime families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection,” the heroin pipeline that runs from Marseille to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black criminal bosses from other major American cities, Bumpy follows suit in his friend Malcolm X’s message about black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges not only from Italians, but also from his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau and even Malcolm himself. Once again, The Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful and tumultuous year of 1964.
The all-star cast who will also return for season 2 to flank Whitaker are Vincent D’Onofrio, lfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Giancarlo Esposito, Lucy Fry, Rafi Gavron, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy. Also, Erik LaRay Harvey and Demi Singleton (King Richard) appear to have been beaten up, no pun intended, as series regulars for season 2.
In addition to those big names, Epix also announced a series of recurring stars, who will complement new recurring cast member Grace Porter as the one and only Betty Shabazz.
Hangover alumnus Justin Bartha will play Robert Morgenthau, “the patrician, steadfast and incorruptible United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A deeply moral man and an absolute killer in the courtroom. He hopes to use Bumpy as an ally in his quest to crack down on organized crime in New York. From a long list of public servants committed to seeing justice done. “
Annabella Sciorra plays Fay Bonanno, ”the wife of mob boss Joe Bonanno who, unlike most mob wives, is deeply rooted in her husband’s business. While she has a traditional reliance on Catholic ritual, she is as cold as they are. “
Ronald Guttman wants to be Jean Jehan. “A native Frenchman, Jean is ruthless, intelligent, cultured, and extremely graceful. Responsible for the importation of heroin between Marseille and the United States known as ‘The French Connection’, the main supplier of heroin to the Italian mafia “.
Gino Cafarelli enters as Fat Gino, one of Chin’s henchmen. “A mobster leading the unsuccessful search for Bumpy Johnson. He is a staunch believer in the supremacy of the mob and its rules and regulations. “
Isaach De Bankolé will play an older character, Monsieur 98, who describes himself as “a French African, Monsieur 98 is a chemist known for producing extremely pure heroin. A man of few words, he is associated with drug lord Jean Jehan to smuggle large quantities of heroin into the United States. “
Hip Hop icon Method Man, who also stars in Power Book II, will play Sam Christian, the boss of the Philadelphia Black Mafia and a longtime friend of Bumpy Johnson. “A posh man in town, Sam wants to be a vital part of Bumpy’s Ten Harlems heroin distribution network.”
Michael Rispoli faces off against Joseph Magliocco, who has just risen to the head of the Profaci crime family with the help of his friend Vincent Gigante, the jovial Magliocco will face immediate evidence of his loyalty among the fighting factions of the New York Mafia. “
And last but not least, Neal Matarazzo plays Captain Mills, “a symbol of police culture at the time, Mills is an unrepentant racist but also a pragmatist who puts” green “on black and white.”