If you are a Power fanatic then chances are you have already seen the season finale for season 1 of Powerbook II: Ghost. In case you missed it you can catch the finale now on STARZ. Following the super exciting season finale, fans got treated with the surprise return of Tommy Eagen played by Joseph Sikora.
Tommy was not the only thing Power creators decided to treat the audience with. After the finale fans were treated with the worldwide premiere of the ‘Powerbook III: Raising Kanan’ music video featuring the theme song “Part of the Game” performed by 50 Cent and NLE Choppa. The video is a first look at the new “Power” prequel following the upbringing of Kanan Stark (50 Cent’s original character).
A small crew pleasantly surprised neighborhood residents with a pop-up video shoot in Southside Jamaica Queens, New York, which is not only where the new series is set but its 50 Cent’s old neighborhood. The music video opens with 50 Cent sporting a classic ‘90s bucket hat and features numerous cars that were popular in that era.
In case you missed the music video Part of the Game performed by 50 Cent and NLE Choppa, with background vocals from Rileyy Lanez you can watch it below.
The video was directed by 50 Cent and Eif Rivera, one of hip-hop’s most sought-after music video directors.
Powerbook III: Raising Kanan Overview
Along with the music video, fans were given a teaser video that shows a first look at the characters and the scenery. The teaser video that was dropped last week after episode 9, shows that the show will be set during the ’90s in Southside Jamaica Queens, NY.
Video credit: STARZ Entertainment
“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” is the third installment in the expanding “Power” Universe franchise. The prequel takes viewers back to the ‘90s and the early years of the now-deceased iconic “Power” character Kanan Stark, portrayed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in the original series from Courtney A. Kemp and Jackson.
Starring as series regulars are Mekai Curtis as the young Kanan Stark, Patina Miller as Kanan’s mother Raquel “Raq” Thomas, Omar Epps as Detective Malcolm Howard, London Brown as Marvin Thomas, Malcolm Mays as Louis “Lou-Lou” Thomas, Shanley Caswell as Detective Shannon Burke, Lovie Simone as Davina Harrison, Toby Sandeman as Symphony Bosket, Joey Bada$$ as Unique, and Hailey Kilgore as Jukebox. Recurring in the series are Quincy Brown as Crown, Ade Chike Torbert as Scrappy, Natalee Linez as Jessica Figueroa, and Annabelle Zasowski as Nicole Bingham.
The series is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television, both of whom also executive-produced the hit original series “Power.” Sascha Penn serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer on “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.” Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich, and Kevin Fox are executive producers with Rob Hardy executive producing and directing the premiere episode. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.
First Look at the cast below:
The series is set to premiere in June 2021. No specific date has been released at this time.