Considered to feature one of Forest Whitaker’s best gangster roles to date, Godfather of Harlem has garnered exorbitant critical acclaim so much so that it was the talk of the town the moment it was released in 2019. Loosely based on a true story, this American crime drama abounds an amalgamation of suspense, mystery, and romance, so perfect that it remains unparalleled so far.
For those unversed, Godfather of Harlem was released on September 29th, 2019, on Epix, and here’s the official synopsis (courtesy of IMDb):
“A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, ‘American Gangster’, which centred on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.”
Created by Chris Brancato and Paul Ekstein, Godfather of Harlem has not been released on any popular OTT platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime yet. Resultantly, it has become difficult for viewers to find and watch American crime dramas online. If you’re also one of them, then don’t worry because here’s every bit of information you need to know regarding Godfather of Harlem’s arrival on Netflix.
What is the Godfather of Harlem all about?
The latest installment of Godfather of Harlem, season 3, began streaming on the official network on January 15, 2023. As previously mentioned, the American crime drama was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, with its first season debuting in September 2019, followed by the second in April 2021.
Godfather of Harlem is temporally set in the ‘60s, underscoring a true story of one of America’s most notorious Afrcan-American crime bosses, Bumpy Johnson who battled with his “colleagues” to gain the territoriality of his neighborhood after being incarcerated for 10 years.
The crime drama stars Forest Whitakers in the leading role as Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, along with Nigél Thatch, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rafi Gavron, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Giancarlo Esposito.
Is Godfather of Harlem on Netflix?
Currently, Godfather of Harlem is not available for streaming on Netflix and reports suggest that the American drama may not be available in the future as well. Resultantly, you will have to look through various sites to watch the series. However, if you’re looking forward to watching something belonging to a similar genre, we recommend Clickbait, Seven Seconds, Collateral, The Stranger and You Don’t Know Me.
Where can we watch Godfather of Harlem?
As previously mentioned, Godfather of Harlem was officially released on EPIX, so all the seasons are available for streaming on the network, including the third one which was released on January 15th. For those unversed, EPIX will soon relaunch as MGM+, so the third season started streaming on MGM+ on January 15th.
Not only that, but the first two seasons of the show are also streaming on Hulu. Make sure you have a subscription to the same to gain access. The third season will also soon makes its way to Hulu.
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