‘Power: Raising Kanan’: 50 Cent Describes Spinoff as ‘Innocence Phase’ For His Character

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Power followers got a sneak peek at what’s to return within the realm of spinoffs when the collection finale aired. While the one specializing in Tariq isn’t excessive on the must-watch checklist for some indignant followers, Power Book III: Raising Kanan has everybody’s curiosity piqued.

Why? The story is centered on the early lifetime of 50 Cent’s Kanan Stark, the one that launched Tommy and Ghost to the drug sport.

Not many particulars are on the market in regards to the collection, however 50 Cent
painted a small image of what followers can count on.

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What 50 Cent stated in regards to the prequel

On June 12, 50 Cent was one of many company on Deadline’s Virtual Screening collection, and he spoke about Power. When discussing the brand new prequel, Power Book 3, he reminded viewers that Kanan didn’t hyperlink up with Ghost and Tommy till he was 19.

50 Cent described Raising Kanan because the character’s origin story and referred to as it Kanan’s “innocence phase.” The present kicks off with a 15-year-old Kanan, and followers will study his childhood and what occurred to show him into the gangster everyone knows.

“You’ll see his very first struggle—issues that ultimately turned him into the character that you simply see in Power,” he stated. 50 believes viewers will probably be excited as a result of “it touches time periods where the music, the feel of the series is just exciting. It’s in the ‘90s; late ‘80s to early ‘90s in hip-hop.”

Who’s within the ‘Power Book 3’ solid up to now

Look on the ever-expanding solid checklist for Raising Kanan and also you’ll discover some well-known names. Omar Epps, Quincy Brown, and Joey Bada$$ are set to seem. Epps performs a detective and is paired with Shanley Caswell (NCIS: New Orleans) as his companion on the pressure.

Bada$$ is on deck as drug kingpin Unique, and Greenleaf
actress Lovie Simone performs Kanan’s childhood crush, Davina. The collection additionally
options London Brown, Toby Sandeman, Malcolm Mays, Patina Miller, Hailey
Kilgore, and Mekai Curtis as Kanan.

Kilgore, a Tony winner, is Jukebox, Kanan’s “cousin” in Power; Anika Noni Rose performed the grownup model. In the prequel, followers will see how their relationship shaped.

According to Starz, younger Jukebox is “a quick-witted, fiercely independent and strong teenage girl who hangs with the boys and takes no s**t. She is Kanan’s confidant – they keep each other’s secrets and always have each other’s backs. Jukebox is determined to forge her own path, scrapping and hustling to make money to launch her music career.”

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Production delayed on ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’

The present will nonetheless go on, however attributable to COVID-19, Starz paused manufacturing for each Power spinoffs—Book 2 and Book 3. According to a March report from Deadline, one of many crew members examined optimistic for coronavirus, and filming (in New York) was suspended for weeks.

There is not any official launch date for the present however Raising Kanan was initially set to debut after the June arrival of Power Book II. All premieres will probably be pushed again. Fans ought to keep tuned for updates.

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