New York rapper 50 Cent is going to do it big in the coming months. The hip-hop veteran has announced veteran actor Omar Epps has signed on to star in the upcoming “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” series.
Big Facts: On Saturday, Fif hit up his social media pages to break the news to fans.
High-Key Details: Speculation has already developed on Omar’s mystery character.
While no specific details of Epps’ role are known, the House vet is playing a major figure in the Power cannon, I hear. Being that Raising Kanan is the only Power spinoff to take place in the past, it is pretty clear whoever the Brooklyn-born Epps is portraying will have reach in the mainly New York-set world of the franchise. Reach that could stretch, one way or another, to the Mary J. Blige-led and Method Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson and Naturi Naughton starring Power Book II: Ghost, the Larenz Tate-led Power Book IV: Influence and the now L.A.-based Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) driven Power Book V: Force. (Deadline)
Wait, There Is More: 50 is currently gearing up for multiple spin-off series centered on the “Power” universe.
Raising Kanan is the only Power spinoff to take place in the past. Power Book II: Ghost’s cast includes Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnsonand Naturi Naughton. Larenz Tate will lead Power Book IV: Influence and Joseph Sikora will take his Tommy Egan character to the west coast in Power Book V: Force. (Black Film)
Before You Go: Earlier in the week, 50 revealed the cast of his upcoming “Power Book II: Ghost” series.