Actor, producer, director and musician Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has tapped Mekai Curtis as the lead actor in the upcoming Power spin-off series, Power Book III: Raising Kanan.The series will be set in the 1990’s as Jackson’s former character, Kanan, makes his rise to power in New York City. It will work along the show’s other spin-offs, Ghost, Influence and Force.
Power‘s Courtney A. Kemp will stay on as a producer. Meanwhile, Survivor’s Remorse’s Sascha Penn will act as the show runner. Behind the scenes, Mark Canton, Chris Selak, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich and Kevin Fox will all have a hand in executive producing the show.
Prior to this role, Curtis was best known for his work on Disney Channel. He appeared in a number of children’s series such as Milo Muprhy’s Law and Kirby Buckets. He also made an appearance in the Boy Meets World spin-off, Girl Meets World.