50 Cent and STARZ have just released a teaser video for their upcoming new series “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.” The brief clip features A Tribe Called Quest’s “Excursions” playing in the backdrop as they take you back into the ’90s, telling the back story of how the deceased “Power” character’s life came to be.
50 Cent narrates the clip, saying, “You already know how my s–t ended… This is how it started. This is my story. A Southside Jamaica Queens story.”
The new prequel to the “Power” franchise will also star Omar Epps, Joey Bada$$, London Brown and Patina Miller. Mekai Curtis has been cast to play a younger version of 50’s character “Kanan,” while Diddy’s “step-son” Quincy Brown, is also slated to be part of the cast.
“Power Book II: Ghost” is already holding down a top spot at the network this season as the spin-off from the hit series follows the life of the St. Patrick family after the murder of “Ghost,” played by Omari Hardwick. “Book II” also stars “Power” alum Naturi Naughton and Michael Rainey Jr., as well as newcomers to the series such as Method Man, Mary J. Blige and Woody McClain.
50 isn’t done yet though, as he and STARZ have partnered up to bring the series “Black Mafia Family” to light. “Black Mafia Family” will star Russell Hornsby, Steve Harris and rapper Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight. The series is set to begin filming in Atlanta and Detroit in 2021.
According to STARZ‘ press release, “Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.
“Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level.
“Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. The series is about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.”
50’s G-Unit Film and Television will produce the show along with Starz and Lionsgate Television. Check the clip after the jump.