by Ms. Black Hollywood
Omar Epps Is “Raising Kanan” in Power Spinoff For six years, reigned at the top of the crime drama hierarchy. The Fifty Cent co-created drama told the story of ruthless drug-dealer Ghost who wanted out of the crime world but often found getting out was not as easy as getting in. “Power” was one of Starz’s highest-rated shows often applauded for its fast-paced action and artful storytelling. The hit show had barely run the end credits on the series finale Starz plans to follow up that success with four spin-offs–“Power Book II: Ghost”, “Power Book IV: Influence”, and “Power Book V: Force”. Epps will be starring in “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” which is set to be a prequel into the life of Fifty’s character ‘Kanan’. Other stars confirmed to star in spin-offs include Mary J. Blige and Method Man. Starz CEO says, “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.” Fifty’s G-Unit Film production companies will also be on board for future production. No word on when any of the new spin-offs will begin airing.
Welcome Back Kyla Pratt! Pratt practically grew up before our very eyes starring in TV sitcoms like “One on One” and as the voice of Penny in “The Proud Family” and in movies like “Dr. Doolittle”. Get ready to welcome Pratt back on a weekly basis. She’s joining the cast of Fox’s new series “Call Me Kat”. The show centers around 39-year old Kat (played by Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang” fame) who spends the money her parents set aside for her wedding to instead open a Cat Cafe. Pratt reportedly will co-star as ‘Randi’—a woman who doesn’t like cats but knows her business as a barista. According to Deadline entertainment news, “Pratt was tapped for Call Me Kat after headlining comedy pilot Patty’s Auto for Fox and Warner Bros. TV last season.” For whatever reason, “Patty’s Auto” was parked after the pilot, but we’re glad Pratt will be co-starring in this show which has a full-season order. Stay tuned to find out when Pratt’s grand premiere is scheduled.
Chante Adams’ New Role Puts Her in a League of Her Own “The Photograph” and “Bad Hair” star Chante Adams is suiting up to join a reboot of the hit 1992 film “A League of Their Own”. The Amazon series official description reads, “The show will follow brand new characters who embody the spirit of a generation of incredible women who dared to play professional baseball. The show begins with the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943 and follows our heroes as they fight to keep the League alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.” Adams is slated to play pitcher ‘Max’ with a killer arm and is ready for the big leagues. No word on when we’ll be able to stream the pilot on Amazon, but you can catch Adams in “The Photograph” now.
For this week’s look at some of your favorite Hollywood stars, that’s a wrap!