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Harlem is mine.


Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of Harlem.

  1. Chris Brancato


  2. Paul Eckstein


Series Cast

  1. Forest Whitaker as Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson

    Forest Whitaker

    Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson

    30 Episodes

  2. Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson

    Ilfenesh Hadera

    Mayme Johnson

    30 Episodes

  3. Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Elise Johnson

    Antoinette Crowe-Legacy

    Elise Johnson

    30 Episodes

  4. Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante

    Lucy Fry

    Stella Gigante

    30 Episodes

  5. Elvis Nolasco as Nat Pettigrew

    Elvis Nolasco

    Nat Pettigrew

    29 Episodes

  6. Markuann Smith as Junie Byrd

    Markuann Smith

    Junie Byrd

    26 Episodes

  7. Vincent D'Onofrio as Vincent 'Chin' Gigante

    Vincent D'Onofrio

    Vincent 'Chin' Gigante

    22 Episodes

  8. Erik LaRay Harvey as Delbert C. 'Del' Chance

    Erik LaRay Harvey

    Delbert C. 'Del' Chance

    20 Episodes

  9. Nigel Thatch as Malcolm X

    Nigel Thatch

    Malcolm X

    20 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3


2023 • 10 Episodes

Season Three finds Bumpy Johnson continuing to battle for control of Harlem, with other aspirants to the throne, namely the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking on the Cuban mob puts Bumpy, his loved ones, and his community in the crosshairs of not only the rival Italians, but ruthless Latin assassins and, ultimately, the CIA.

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(3x10, March 26, 2023)

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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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