Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) is set for a recurring role opposite Vincent D’Onofrio in Godfather of Harlem, Epix’s straight-to-series crime drama from Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein and ABC Signature Studios. Written by Brancato and Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. Narducci will play Olympia Gigante, the long-suffering wife of mafia boss Vincent ‘Chin’ Gigante (D’Onofrio). Fiercely protective of her husband, she acts as an intermediary between her stepdaughter Stella (Lucy Fry) and Chin as their relationship spirals into madness. Narducci, known for her long run on The Sopranos, can be seen starring alongside Emily Ratajkowski in Rob Siegel-directed Cruise and in American Dresser opposite Bruce Dern. She’ll next be seen opposite Tom Hardy in Fonzo and in Martin Scorsese’s anticipated The Irishman, which will be released on Netflix. She is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Juan Riedinger (Good Behavior) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming third season of TNT’s comedic drama series Claws. The series follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon. Riedinger will play Joe Dupree, the handsome, charming, and dangerous General Manager for the largest Native American casino on Florida’s Gulf coast. Claws is executive-produced by Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Janine Sherman Barrois, who also serves as showrunner, and Eliot Laurence, who created the series. Claws is produced for TNT by Jones and McCormack’s Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and Turner’s Studio T. Riedinger recurred on the final season of TNT’s Good Behavior and starred on the CBC series The Romeo Section. His other credits include the film It Stains the Sands Red, a recurring role on Narcos for Netflix, and When We Rise for ABC. He is repped by Buchwald, Principals Talent Management, and Wright Entertainment.