50 Cent passes the torch in Power Book III: Raising Kanan first look

Derek Lawrence
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50 Cent passes the torch in Power Book III: Raising Kanan first look

'Raising Kanan' First Look Teaser

Prepare for Kanan's rise to Power.

After Sunday's season 1 penultimate episode of Power Book II: Ghost, Starz revealed the first look at Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the next installment in the Power Universe.

Set in the '90s, the prequel series tracks the early years of 50 Cent's memorable Power character Kanan, who died after being set up by Ghost (Omari Hardwick), Tasha (Naturi Naughton), and Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.).

"You already know how my shit ended — this is how it started," the Power star and executive producer says in the Raising Kanan teaser. "This is my story."

Mekai Curtis stars as young Kanan in the new series, joined by an ensemble cast that includes Omar Epps (House), London Brown (Ballers), and Joey Bada$$ (Mr. Robot).

"We are patterning it after Marvel, where different characters come in and out of other people’s shows," Power creator Courtney Kemp previously told EW of her world-building plan. "So there’s crossovers and some of your favorite characters will come back, even if they don’t get their own spin-off, they will show up in places. We’re trying to really do it for the fans, to give the most of what they want."

The season 1 finale of Power Book II: Ghost airs next Sunday, while Raising Kanan debuts this summer on Starz.

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