The Godfather of Harlem was doing pick up shots in front of The Lucerne Hotel on 79th and Amsterdam in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon. The front of the hotel had a line of three time period cars on display and a camera crew across the street to capture the footage.
The Godfather of Harlem is the "true story" of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson. Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson is played by Forest Whitaker. Bumpy has returned from ten years in prison to find his old neighborhood controlled by a new crime family. Bumpy must take on the mafia to regain control. Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Nigel Thatch also have roles in the series for EPIX.
Premium cable network EPIX announced in January 2022, that Godfather of Harlem, from ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios, will return for a 10-episode third season. The critically acclaimed drama was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos).
Godfather of Harlem's second season was EPIX's best performing season of all time, and the series broke records for any single title streams in a single day across EPIX's digital platforms. The season two finale was EPIX's best performing finale episode to date.
Crew setting up for a quick shot on 79th Street
Period cars in front of The Lucerne Hotel on 79th