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'Power' Prequel Series Finds Its Star: Patina Miller!

The upcoming Power prequel series, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, just found its star!

Tony Award-winner Patina Miller is set to star in the upcoming series, Deadline reported on Wednesday (February 19).

She will play Raquel Thomas.

Here’s a character description: “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.”

Power Book III is a prequel set in the ’90s, centering around the early years of Kanan Stark, originally portrayed by 50 Cent.

Here’s what to expect from the other Power spin-off shows…

'Power' Getting Prequel Series & Two More Spinoffs!

The Power universe is about to expand in a big way.

Starz is ordering three series based on the original show following the series finale, Variety reported on Sunday (February 9).

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Along with the previously announced Power Book II: Ghost, Starz is also greenlighting Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence and Power Book V: Force.

Raising Kanan is described as a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of Kanan Stark.

Influence will follow Rashad Tate in his pursuit of political power, and Force focuses on Tommy Egan “after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.” Larenz Tate will reprise his role as Rashad Tate, and Joseph Sikora will return as Tommy.

Ghost, which was announced last year, will pick up where the original series left off, and is set to star Mary J. Blige, Method Man and members of the original cast.

“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time. These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power‘s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own,” said Starz President Jeffrey Hirsch.

Executive producer 50 Cent hinted that the show would not be ending after Season 6. See what he said at the time…

50 Cent Changes His Mind About Ending 'Power' After Season 6

Power isn’t ending anymore!

Despite initially announcing that the show would be coming to an end, executive producer and star 50 Cent confirmed that his hit series is actually not ending after Season 6 in a post on his Instagram on Tuesday (June 25).

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“I Changed my mind POWER is not going to be over after season 6. This s–t is to [sic] good,” he captioned the post.

The show’s sixth season will premiere at Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 20 in a special event, which will include 50 taking the stage for a performance alongside “surprise guests.” Find out more!

'Power' to End with Season 6 on Starz

Power is ending with season six on Starz.

“Season 6 brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the ‘Power’ story. However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin,” Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz, said in a statement. “[Creator] Courtney Kemp and [executive producer] 50 Cent have created a world rich with complex and dynamic characters and there are a number of stories we plan to tell as we continue to explore and expand the ‘Power’ universe.”

The 15 episode final season will debut in August, and it looks like more could be in store in the future!