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Power’s highly anticipated prequel, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, is set to debut on Starz on July 18. Set in the ’90s in Queens, New York, the series follows 15-year Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis), in the years before he became a mentor to James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).

This version of Kanan is a long way away from the vicious and menacing depiction of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s adult version of the character. However, both 50 Cent and Power creator Courtney A. Kemp have promised fans that we will begin to see the beginning of the character’s transformation.

Though 50 Cent has said that Power Book III: Raising Kanan will chronicle Kanan’s “innocence phase,” some fans believe that we’re going to witness his first murderous act, and it ties directly in line with Ghost’s life path.

Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'
Power Book III: Raising Kanan | Starz

Did Ghost really die on ‘Power’?

The original Power followed James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a drug kingpin and business owner who was raised on the streets of New York following his father’s death. When we meet Ghost, he’s trying to step away from his life in the drug world to go completely legit.

Unfortunately, things don’t pan out exactly as Ghost’s hopes. As much as he wants to pull away from his life in the underworld other forces, including his best friend and business partner Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) continue to pull him in. In the end, his choices cost him his life.

Though Power concluded with Ghost bleeding out at his nightclub Truth, some fans aren’t convinced he’s actually dead. During a scene in the Power spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, Ghost’s son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) stands at his father’s grave, and an ambulance rolls by in the distance. Fans say that the only other time we’ve seen an ambulance is after Ghost was shot. There is also a shadowy figure watching Tariq in the scene.

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ fans are convinced Kanan killed Ghost’s father

While we’re not exactly sure Ghost survived Power, some fans are convinced that Kanan had something to do with Ghost’s father’s death. In Power, we learn that Ghost’s father, Curtis St. Patrick, owned a nightclub, which is what inspired Ghost to open Truth. We also learned that Ghost was murdered by some drug dealers after reporting them to the police. One Redditor is convinced this will come full circle in Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

“There’s a character named Symphony Bosket who is set to appear in Power Book 3,” the Redditor explained via Express. “In the description, he is pursuing his Master’s degree while working as a bartender at a popular nightclub where he meets Raquel, Kanan’s mom. What if this nightclub is Curtis’s? People are eager to see youth Ghost and Tommy and how they came across Kanan and Breeze but we don’t talk about seeing how Curtis got involved with the drug dealers which leads to his death.”

This sound pretty legit to us.


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Will 50 Cent appear in ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’?

In addition to seeing if this theory comes to fruition, Power Universe fans are also eager to see if Power Book III: Raising Kanan will include flashforward clips of 50 Cent as adult Kanan.

“I would love to see all different versions of that, to be honest with you,” Kemp told Deadline. “But I want to make sure that Raising Kanan itself has an opportunity to be its own series and not make that compete with Ghost.