Why isn’t Nigél Thatch cast as Malcolm X in season three of “Godfather of Harlem”?
On Sunday, January 15, when Godfather of Harlem’s third season airs, viewers will notice that the cast has changed because Nigél Thatch is no longer playing Malcolm X.
The actor played the civil rights activist in Selma, opposite David Oyelowo’s Martin Luther King Jr., in 2014. He then took on the role in the first two seasons of the MGM+ series. Jason Alan Carvell takes on the part in Season 3.
The show’s creators, Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, spoke with Newsweek about Carvell’s performance alongside Forest Whitaker and Giancarlo Esposito as well as why Thatch was unable to reprise the role for the newest season of Godfather of Harlem.
Why Did Godfather of Harlem Nigél Thatch Resign? Explained: Malcolm X Season 3 Recast