‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Teaser Previews Backstory Of Mekai Curtis’ Kanan Stark – Deadline

A picture is worth a thousand words in the teaser for STARZ’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan. 

The brief clip gives fans a glimpse at what’s to come in the follow up to Courtney Kemp’s Power Book II: Ghost. From creator and showrunner Sascha Penn, Power Book III: Raising Kanan takes viewers back to the ’90s and the early years of the now-deceased Kanan Stark, portrayed in Kemp’s original series by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Set to A Tribe Called Quest’s “Excursions,” the teaser features a number of photographs depicting the past of Mekai Curtis’ young Kanan Stark. From his upbringing in Jamaica, Queens to the friends who stood by his side, the photos tease the life events and personal connections that led to his ultimate demise.

“This is my story, this is the Southside Jamaica, Queens story,” Curtis’ Kanan says over the track.

Joining Curtis in the prequel series are Patina Miller, Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Shanley Caswell, Lovie Simone, Toby Sandeman and Joey Bada$$. Additional cast members including Quincy Brown, Ade Chike Torbert, Natalee Linez and Annabelle Zasowski.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan is executive produced by Kemp through her company End of Episode and Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Penn is the creator/showrunner of Raising Kanan. Also executive producing are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich and Kevin Fox with Rob Hardy executive producing and directing the premiere episode. Lionsgate TV produces the series for Starz.

Watch the Power Book III: Raising Kanan teaser above.

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