Power Book III: Raising Kanan, is set to be a prequel series set in the 1990’s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, originally portrayed by Power executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.
Patina Miller (whose credits include Madam Secretary and Mercy Street) will be playing the role of Raquel Thomas. To the streets, Raquel “Raq” Thomas is cold, hard, and fierce; a successful and deadly woman taking names in a man’s world. She is tough, resolute, ruthless and yet, Raq is still capable of love. Great love. The sole recipient of that affection is her son, Kanan – he is everything to her. As much as she cares for him though, there are many instances where one wonders if she loves him for who he is, or if she loves him merely as an extension of herself. The middle child of three, Raq also carries the heavy burden as the earner for her two brothers. Raq is the sun, and everyone else in her universe exists in her orbit.
Raising Kanan will be executive produced by executive produced by Power creator Courtney Kemp, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich.