Harlem crime boss Bumpy Johnson is in big trouble again. And now it’s not only about his sworn enemy Vincent. In addition to fear for his future, Bumpy worries about the safety of the family. Wherever they are, Johnson’s heart is restless, because he cannot stay with them. He must at all costs destroy his ill-wishers…
“Godfather of Harlem ss 3”: release date, announcement
The long-awaited continuation of the crime drama “Godfather of Harlem” was announced only in January 2022 – 4 months after the release of the final episode of season 2. The filming process started in the spring of 2022 and, most likely, the premiere of new episodes will take place in early 2023.
The TV show combines the most life situations, ranging from corrupt politicians, religious issues and ending with scandals motivated by racial hatred.
10 years Bumpy Johnson served honestly behind bars. During this time, the order in Harlem managed to change, and the land previously owned by Bumpy is now distributed among other criminal groups. Wanting to regain everything that was taken from him, he enters into an open battle with everyone who prevents him from doing business as before.
Bumpy’s first enemy is the Chin, whom many know as Vincent. A long time ago, he was just a pawn, working under the leadership of a petty bandit. But after 10 years, he was able to organize a small but influential group himself. It is the Chin who is convinced that they should not give Bumpy their old possessions, because a lot has changed in the intervening time, and Johnson will only ruin everything.
In season 1, such a battle broke out between them that politicians, blacks, Muslims and all those who were somehow oppressed by insolent criminals decided to take sides. Bumpy didn’t garner a following as fiercely as Chin did. He had to single-handedly deal with the killers who were sent to him.
In season 2, the family had to be sent to safety, as the bandits announced a hunt for people belonging to the Bumpy group. The corrupt policeman decided to kill Johnson right in his house, but he was quicker. The cop himself became a victim, but he managed to strike at a person close to Bumpy.
While he is fighting for his life, the Chin tries to solve the problems in his own life. His daughter Stella is dating a black guy named Teddy, whom Vincent has already tried to kill. Seeing her father’s negativity towards the race of her chosen one, Stella swallows a handful of pills. Nearly dying, she makes her father give her a promise that he will never touch Teddy.
The Chin agrees, but his supporters decide that the guy is better off dead. After the shot, Teddy dies in Stella’s arms and now the girl will take revenge for her murdered lover in every possible way. What will Vincent choose? Relationship with his daughter or continued criminal activity? Why doesn’t Bumpy want to lose faith that his former greatness can return to him?
Actors and their roles
- Bumpy Johnson – arrived in his hometown after being imprisoned, after which he decided to return everything that was taken from him; protects the honor and life of the family; middle age makes Bumpy vulnerable, but in experience he surpasses opponents; hides from Margaret that she is actually his granddaughter, not his daughter; at this time the real daughter suffers from drug addiction – Forest Whitaker.
- Vincent – known as the Chin in criminal circles; tries to take territory from Bumpy, but he has to reckon with the opinions of other authorities who have a grudge against Johnson; kills people by substituting Bumpy – Vincent D’Onofrio.
- Stella – the Chin’s daughter; in love with a black man, which the father cannot accept; she tried to commit suicide, but when she failed, she threatened her father to try again; saw how they shot at Teddy, after which he bled out and died in her arms – Lucy Fry.
- In 2020, the TV series received 4 NAACP Image Awards nominations and was highly praised by critics. However, the TV project could not take a single victory.
- It is noteworthy that Forest Whitaker not only played the main role, but also became an executive producer, creator, partly director of the show, and even oversaw the writing of the script. He redid some lines even during the filming. By the way, with his permission, other actors could also change their words.
- The Chin was originally supposed to be killed at the end of Season 1, but the audience liked Vincent D’Onofrio so much that the script was rewritten. In season 2, they added airtime to the actor, showing in all its glory the relationship of his character with his daughter and within the gang.
- Forest Whitaker hopes to film 5 seasons that will fully tell the fate of Bumpy, his family, associates and charges. But so far, only the upcoming 3rd season is known. According to the artist, if the ratings continue to be high, filming will resume.
Godfather of Harlem Season 3: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|3x01||Series 1||early 2023|
|3x02||Series 2||early 2023|
|3x03||Series 3||early 2023|
|3x04||Series 4||early 2023|
|3x05||Series 5||early 2023|
|3x06||Series 6||early 2023|
|3x07||Series 7||early 2023|
|3x08||Series 8||early 2023|
|3x09||Series 9||early 2023|
|3x10||Series 10||early 2023|