The Cast of Power Book III: Raising Kanan Talk Going Back For The Future


Mekai Curtis and Patina Miller in Power Book III: Raising KananPhoto: Starz

The Cast of Power Book III: Raising Kanan talk going back to the past for the future of the story in the latest entry in the Power Universe

For 6 seasons, Power captivated millions of people each week with its gripping storylines, gritty realness and powerful performances. Beginning in 2014, the series burst on to the scene following James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) aka Ghost, who is looking to become a legitimate business owner after a ruthless life of drug dealing and crime. Executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, the show was an instant critical and fan favorite.

After its 6 season run ended in 2019, the franchise expanded when Power Book II: Ghost debuted in 2020, serving as a direct sequel to the original series. Once again proving to be a hit for Starz, Power Book III: Raising Kanan is set to debut this Sunday, and goes back in time to tell the story of the rise of Kanan (played by 50 Cent in Power) in 1990's New York as he comes a powerful drug dealer.

Joey Bada$$ as part of the ensemble cast of Power Book III: Raising KananPhoto: Starz

In this episode of Pop Culture Weekly, Mekai Curtis, Patina Miller, Omar Epps, Joey Bada$$ and executive producer Sacha Penn discuss why the next chapter in the Power universe required going back to tell the story of Kanan. Series star Mekai Curtis talks how he is able to go deep for the title role; Tony winner Patina Miller, an absolute powerhouse actor, discusses the joy in playing a complicated black woman raising a son; Omar Epps talks playing the detective tasked with stopping them; Hip Hop artist Joey Bada$$ speaks on how being surrounded by such incredible talent makes him a better actor & co-creator Sascha Penn gets real about what makes Power Book III: Raising Kanan such an important part of the power franchise.

For all of your Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1 coverage, stay with us right here at Pop Culture Weekly and on Pop Culture Minute on your favorite iHeartRadio station. And beginning today, we'll be premiering a video interview on your favorite iHeartRadio website and socials every day with each member of the show starting with Kanan himself, Mekai Curtis.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres Sunday at 9p EST exclusively on Starz.

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