Godfather of Harlem (television) Hour-long drama series on EPIX, premiering September 29, 2019. Infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson returns from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. Inspired by real people and events. Stars Forest Whitaker (Bumpy Johnson), Vincent D’Onofrio (Vincent Gigante), Ilfenesh Hadera (Mayme Johnson), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (Elise), Nigél Thatch (Malcolm X), Paul Sorvino (Frank Costello), Giancarlo Esposito (Adam Clayton Powell Jr.), Lucy Fry (Stella), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Teddy Greene). From Chris Brancato and ABC Signature Studios.