STARZ has unveiled the trailer for Power Book III: Raising Kanan from executive producers Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Set to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” the trailer for the 90s prequel follows the early years of 50’s Power character, Kanan Stark, plus Ghost and Tommy’s longtime frenemy, who died in season five. It opens with young Kanan, played by Mekai Curtis, who believes he’s ready to join his queenpin mother in the drug game.
“The streets don’t play, Kanan,’ says his mother, Raquel, played by Patina Miller. “That’s what I keep trying to tell you. But you don’t want to hear me, though.”
“This is a Southside Jamaica, Queens story,” adds 50 in the trailer’s voiceover.
According to Starz, “the first season of Raising Kanan is an exploration of these betrayals, the secrets, and lies that accompany them and the ways in which they fester, metastasize and ultimately erupt.” It adds that each character “is hiding something. From the world, from each other, from themselves. And as our story unfolds, they each will have to grapple with the unintended and destructive consequences of the information they’ve hidden and withheld.”
The series also stars Omar Epps, London Brown, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Lovie Simone, Quincy Brown, and Snowfall’s Malcolm Mays.
Don’t miss the premiere of Power Book III: Raising Kanan on Sunday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on STARZ.
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