JARO Podcast: Producers And Cast Of ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Share Their Journey

In the latest episode of JARO’s podcast, Tomeka M. Winborne and PVIFF’s co-founder Len Gibson have a brief conversation with the executive producers and cast of EPIX’ new series, Godfather of Harlem. Featuring the series’ producers James Acheson and Markuann Smith, along with cast members Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Nigel Thatch, the group shares their journey in developing the show. 

Inspired by true events, the series’ synopsis reads as follows: 

Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from a decade in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in smables. The series brings to life the story of one of America’s most notorious African-American mobsters as he fights to reclaim his neighborhood.”

Aside from detailing the journey and the characters they portray, the cast shares their future plans, including hopeful preparation for a second season. 

Godfather of Harlem’s producer Markuann Smith will attend Atlanta’s Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), which is set for October 24th to 27th.

Head over to JARO’s Podcast to listen today. Watch Godfather of Harlem exclusively on EPIX on Friday nights.

Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a 29-year-old writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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