Starz has greenlighted the third new series in the Power universe, moving up the premiere of the new spinoff from Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Power Book IV: Force will focus on Power’s Tommy Egan, with Joseph Sikora set to reprise his role.
Robert Munic will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the Lionsgate Television-produced series, with the order coming ahead of the September 6 premiere of Power Book II: Ghost, starring Michael Rainey Jr., Naturi Naughton, Mary J. Blige and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.
The previously announced new series centers around Tommy Egan (Sikora), after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. The Tommy spinoff, initially titled Power Book V: Force, has been renamed Power Book IV: Force, and will premiere following the prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
“Power has been one of the most successful series in premium pay television during its six-year run, garnering more than 10 million multiplatform views in its last two seasons and we can’t wait to take fans in a whole new direction as we pick-up Tommy’s story with Power Book IV: Force,” said Starz President of Programming Christina Davis.
Power Book II: Ghost premieres at 9 PM ET/PT on Sunday, September 6 before moving to its regular timeslot at 8 PM on Starz in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date on the Starzplay international streaming service. The premiere season will be split into two parts of five episodes each, with the second half scheduled to air later this year.
Prequel story Power Book III: Raising Kanan, that harkens back to the early years of Power character Kanan Stark, is set to resume production this fall for premiere on Starz in 2021. Mekai Curtis stars as young Kanan Stark, alongside Patina Miller who will play his mom, Raquel Thomas, Omar Epps, Hailey Kilgore and Lovie Simone. Power Book III: Raising Kanan is created by Sascha Penn who serves as showrunner and executive producer.
The Power Universe series are executive produced by Power creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and through her overall deal with Lionsgate Television, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Danielle DeJesus and Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich.
Davido Casts Alongside Rick Ross, Eddy Murphy, Wesley Snipes In A Cameo Role In The “Coming 2 America” Movie
In October 2019, Davido had been cast in a cameo role in the Coming 2 America movie – an upcoming American comedy film which is the second installment in the Coming to America film series, and serves as a sequel to the original film of 1988. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020 by Paramount Pictures in the United States and Canada.
On August 17, 2019, filming officially began in Atlanta, Georgia. Rick Ross confirmed during the same month that his Georgia mega mansion will be used as a location in the film. On October 1, 2019, in an interview with Collider, Murphy confirmed that production on Beverly Hills Cop IV will commence after the filming of Coming 2 America has wrapped. Filming officially wrapped on November 9, 2019.
Set after the events of the first film, former Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his royal father’s (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again.
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It Is Time To Expose The Truth Of The Lies; The Blacklist [Season 8] Returns This November
The Blacklist – an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013, has been renewed, and is returning for the eighth season on the Novemver 13, 2020. With other details yet to be unveiled, it is believed Season 8 will start with the decimation that is Liz’s decision to side with Katarina Rostova — a person who has proven ruthless and diabolical, but who The Blacklist’s behind-the-scenes brass has characterized as trustworthy.
The seventh season of the American crime thriller television series was ordered on March 11, 2019. The season premiered on NBC on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. The season was originally set to contain 22 episodes. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the show produced by Sony Pictures Television to shut down production On March 14, 2020; the season was cut to 19 episodes, with the season finale containing some animated sections to complete the episode.
The final episode utilizes animation to complete the episode, as it had been in the middle of filming when production was suspended. The actors were able to record dialogue for the animation from their homes.
The producers considered having the cast “read their lines while an old fashioned radio appeared on the TV screen, or just putting voiceover to still comic book frames” before settling on fully animated sequences. Thought bubbles and text boxes were also added “to help bridge the gap” between the animated sequences and the live action footage.
The show follows Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).
ENOCK DARKO: “I Relocated To Nigeria To Enhance My Movie Career
Young Ghanaian actor and producer, Enock Darko who’s better known as ‘watabombshell’ is doing well in Nollywood. Enock left the shores of Ghana a few years ago to Nigeria in his quest to save his budding acting career.
“ I left to Nigeria to get roles to play in movies and the best part was I got accepted by Nollywood directors,” he said.
For most new movies being produced in Nigeria, Enoch is the face to see. He recently got featured in a movie called ‘Joro’, starring Nollywood star Destiny Etiko and Ghana’s own Toosweet Annan which got a lot of attention during the COVID-19 lockdown time. Enoch has acted alongside other Nollywood legends like Patience Ozokwo, Zack Orji amongst others and as if that’s not enough, he has hinted of a new movie coming out soon titled JEHOVAH WITNESS ft Osita Iheme (PAWPAW), produced by Uchenna Mbunabo.
Addressing the issue of Ghana’s failing movie industry, Enoch’s concern is on how young talents are not being allowed to showcase their talents and how the media is projecting foreign content and pushing Ghana’s to the background.
“I’m urging the Ghanaian government to ban all telenovela content being shown by the media houses to allow for more local content and also producers must work hard to save the Ghanaian movie industry” he added.
Enoch has upcoming projects like ‘The Couple’ and ‘Jehovah’s Witness’ coming soon amidst an epic series featuring a lot of Nollywood stars.
“I MAY DESTROY YOU: Michaela Coel Latest TV Series To Debut On DSTV – 1Magic On Aug. 26
Writer and director Michaela Coel stars as Arabella, a celebrated young writer who is drugged and raped during a night out with friends — a fact she pieces together afterwards from the fragmented images coursing through her mind. Over 12 episodes that boldly dart back and forth in time, the series follows Arabella and her best friends Terry (Waruche Opia) and Kwame (Pappa Essiedu) as they wrestle with the aftermath of the assault.
“I May Destroy You” was inspired by Coel’s own experiences — not only as an assault survivor, but as the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants raised in working-class London and a creative person struggling to make a living by channeling her life into art. It has received ecstatic praise for its nuanced examination of sexual consent and the complications of race, gender, sexuality and class, as well as its authentic portrayal of contemporary, multicultural London.
Since the U.K. went into lockdown in late March, Coel — whose previous series, “Chewing Gum,” centered on the efforts of a 24-year-old religious woman to lose her virginity — has been holed up at home in East London, catching up on “Ozark” and making the odd loaf of vegan banana bread. But mostly she’s been working remotely on post-production on “I May Destroy You” and enjoying the socially distanced love the series has received.
“It’s required a lot of actors under their duvets trying to make soundproof rooms doing ADR. The morale was high the whole time, so I’m very grateful that we were able to finish it, and finish it with joy,” she told The Times by video conference call.
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