Ghost and Tommy Aren't Invited to Power Book III: Raising Kanan Prequel, According to Courtney Kemp



Those wanting to meet juvenile versions of Ghost and Tommy in the Power prequel Book III: Raising Kanan will have to keep hoping. This story takes place after the characters had gone to bed.

Instead, when the third installment of the canon starts on Starz this Sunday at 8/7c, a 15-year-old Kanan (played by Kirby Buckets' Mekai Curtis) will expose fans to a gritty world populated with stick-up youngsters, corner boys, and queen- and kingpins in 1991's Jamaica, Queens. Kanan's mother, Raq (Patina Miller from Madam Secretary), is a drug boss, and while she and her brothers are street-life icons, she wants better for her book-smart son.

"Power fans have been begging for a prequel for a really long time," says executive producer Courtney Kemp, who produced the original series. "Many people believed they wanted to see Ghost and Tommy as children. But that's not a story I'm interested in. "You just know Ghost and Tommy are going to live." "Power fans have been begging for a prequel for a long time," says executive producer Courtney Kemp, who produced the original series. "Many people believed they wanted to see Ghost and Tommy as children. But that's not a story I'm interested in. You can be certain that Ghost and Tommy will survive.

Kemp elaborates, "We really delve into what 50 Cent calls the golden era of cocaine selling in South Jamaica Queens." "You get to go back in time, and I felt this was a much more intriguing way to accomplish it."



Kemp also points out that Kanan is five years older than his eventual proteges/betrayers, and Power Book III takes place while the duo is still in primary school. While urban dramas like The Wire do cover kidnappers, she insists that this is not that show.

Kemp says, "I just detest being questioned about Ghost and Tommy in the prequel." "At the start of this series, Ghost and Tommy are ten years old. We don't need to talk about them right now because they're just in fifth grade. And I know the entire Power universe will be wondering, 'Where are Ghost and Tommy?'

"But this isn't the origin story of Ghost and Tommy." That's tedious. "Who cares?" she wonders. "It's not thrilling when you think about it." I rolled my eyes because it's hardly a novel narrative. I'll continue to tell folks they're ten years old and their long division is unstable. Trapper Keepers and protractors are available. They are not yet in the game. They're still playing video games."


Source; tvline.com

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