GODFATHER OF HARLEM: Co-creator Paul Eckstein on new Epix gangster drama – Exclusive Interview

GODFATHER OF HARLEM - Season 1 | ©2019 Epix

Epix’s new Sunday-night series GODFATHER OF HARLEM chronicles the life and times of Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson, played by Forest Whitaker, during the 1960s. Bumpy was a fascinating, paradoxical real-life figure, a gangster who not only kept order but actually helped the citizens in his Harlem neighborhood. More, Johnson had people like black revolutionary Malcolm X (played in the show by Nigel Thatch) and Baptist pastor/congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (played by Giancarlo Esposito) in his circle. GODFATHER OF HARLEM creators Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (also creators of the series NARCOS) had dealt with Robinson’s story before in the […]Read On »

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DECEPTION: Creator Chris Fedak talks magic and crime solving – exclusive interview

Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron in DECEPTION | © 2018 Craig Sjodin/ABC

ABC’s new series DECEPTION, which premieres Sunday, March 11, deals with the intersection of stage magic, a la David Blaine, and crime solving. When headliner magician Cameron Black, played by Jack Cutmore-Scott, is entangled in a murder, his efforts to clear his name cause him to team up with FBI agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera), which helps her sleuthing as well. Creator/executive producer Chris Fedak (who co-created CHUCK) explains DECEPTION’s premise during a Q&A session. “The idea behind this show is “tricking,” essentially. So many action shows, you have, “How do you capture bad guys?” Sometimes you get them doing […]Read On »

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