With the first official POWER spinoff, Book II: Ghost, re-upping for a second season (they’ve now added Redman to the cast, who will portray — get this — the older brother of Method Man‘s character!), 50 Cent has begun the steady roll-out for the series’ second spinoff: Book III: Raising Kanan.
Set for a July 18 debut, the show will focus on the eponymous character’s (who was portrayed by Curtis in the original POWER) earlier days. 50 also revealed the cast for the show, which includes Joey Bada$$, Omar Epps and Quincy Brown (the adopted son of Diddy) among others.
Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, Raising Kanan is a prequel to the original Power (let’s call it Book One). A drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark — Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner and adversary — as the fifteen-year-old only child of Raquel “Raq” Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city.
A trailer for Raising Kanan can be seen below. The show’s theme song, “Part of the Game,” is out now.