Deadline is exclusively reporting that Natalee Linez and Annabelle Zasowski are the latest names to join the cast for the upcoming Power prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
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, whose world revolves around his mother Raq, who raised him by herself. She is his everything. At the same time, he is beginning to get a sense of not only the world around him but his place in said world. Kanan wants to be just like his mother…and that’s the problem. He’s young and wide-eyed and doesn’t know how the hustle works. And even more important, his mother is not nearly as keen as he is for him to follow in her footsteps. Theirs is a complicated relationship that only gets more problematic as time goes on.
Natalie Linz (whose credits include Siren and Natural Disasters) will be playing the role of Jessica Figueroa, a sharp and ambitious twenty-something who moves to South Jamaica, Queens from Baltimore. Famous’ older sister, Jessica is swept off her feet by Lou-Lou and his kind heart. Annabelle Zasowski (whose credits include The Blacklist and ) will be playing the role of Nicole Bingham, a rich Upper East Side prep school student. Nicole catches Jukebox’s eye at a choir competition, sparking a romance that blossoms despite the girls’ wildly different backgrounds.
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. The report also states that Rob Hardy is attached to direct the pilot episode, as well as serve as executive producer.
The duo join a cast that includes Omar Epps, Patina Miller, Mekai Curtis, Hailey Kilgore, Lovie Simone, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Shanley Caswell, Toby Sandeman, Joey Bada$$, Quincy Brown and Ade Chike Torbert.