Franchise lovers hoping to get to understand younger variations of Ghost and Tommy within the Power precursor Book III: Raising Kanan must stay dreaming. This tale takes position after the characters fall asleep.
Instead, when the canon’s 3rd providing premieres this Sunday at 8/7c on Starz, a 15-year-old Kanan (performed via Kirby BucketsMekai Curtis) will introduce audience to a coarse global filled with pushy children, nook boys, and queen and kingpins in 1991’s Jamaica, Queens. Kanan’s mom Raq (Madam Secretary‘s Patina Miller) is a drug lord, and even supposing she and her brothers are icons of boulevard existence, she needs higher for her good son.
“Power lovers had been clamoring for a prequel for a very long time,” govt manufacturer Courtney Kemp, who created the unique sequence, tells TVLine passionately. “A large number of folks concept they sought after to look Ghost and Tommy as kids. But that isn’t a captivating tale to me. With Ghost and Tommy you realize they are going to reside.
“We are actually getting into what 50 Cent calls the golden age of drug trafficking in Queens in South Jamaica,” Kemp explains. “You get to seek advice from that duration, and I assumed this used to be a a lot more fascinating approach to do it.”
Kemp additionally issues out that the Kanan persona is 5 years older than his eventual protégés/traitors, and Power Book III takes position when the duo used to be nonetheless in number one faculty. While city dramas like The cord discover kid thugs, this is not that display, she adamantly provides.
“I hate being requested about Ghost and Tommy within the prequel,” Kemp says. Ghost and Tommy are 10 years previous initially of this sequence. We do not want to speak about that now, as a result of they’re 5th grade kids. And I comprehend it all Power universe will probably be like, ‘Where are Ghost and Tommy?’
“But this is not a Ghost and Tommy starting place tale. That’s uninteresting. Who cares?” she asks. “If you take into consideration it, it is not thrilling. I rolled my eyes as a result of it is not a brand new tale to inform. I will be able to stay telling folks they’re 10 years previous and their lengthy department is shaky. They have Trapper Keepers and Protractors. They’re no longer within the sport but. They are actually nonetheless taking part in video games.”