Forest Whitaker-starring Epix series Godfather of Harlem is launching a spinoff, By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem.
The new project is a four-part docuseries inspired by the hit Epix show. Using “interviews, archival footage, evocative imagery and key moments from the Godfather of Harlem,” the docuseries will give viewers a look into “the dramatic true story of Harlem and its music during the 1960s, and connects that history to our present moment.”
“Through the prism of contemporary artists, audiences will see beyond the black and white historical images into the multicolored souls of musicians unafraid to use music as a weapon against change,” says the network.
Whitaker’s production company, Significant Productions, will executive produce with Swizz Beatz and Decoder Media’s Keith McQuirter. The docuseries is set for a fall premiere.
Season 2 of Godfather of Harlem is expected to start sometime later this year for a 2021 premiere.