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50 Cent Announces Third ‘Power’ Spin-Off With Joseph Sikora

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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.

– deadline.com

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John Boyega Teams Up Robert De Niro For Netflix’s ‘The Formula’ Film

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According to the Deadline, Gerard McMurray has made his return to the studio and is set to write, direct, and produce new Netflix film; The Formula, starring John Boyega and Robert De Niro, via his recently formed production company Buppie Productions. McMurray is noted for is unprecedented pivotal directional role of Burning Sands, one of Netflix’s first original features for the streamer.

Boyega was recently lauded for his executing pleasant cast in a Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology film series Small Axe starring in the Red, White and Blue installment. His previous credits include the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Detroit. He is currently in production on They Cloned Tyrone with Jamie Foxx.

De Niro returns to Netflix following his work in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. He is about to start filming David O. Russell’s next untitled film with Christian Bale and Margot Robbie and also recently wrapped Wash Me In the River opposite John Malkovich. Besides Burning Sands, McMurray also recently directed The First Purge as well as a recent episode of the rebooted The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access.

The story will follow a Formula One racing prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver to save the only family he has left. The project came together under Rosenthal and Welsh’s overall deal with Netflix. Jason Michael Berman is exec producer, with Sam Shaw and Buppie Productions’ Ephraim Walker on as co-producers.

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Judas And The Black Messiah To Have Its World Premiere At 2021 Sundance Film Festival

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Judas and the Black Messiah; an upcoming American biographical historical drama film based on the life of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late 1960s Illinois will have its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on February 1, 2021 at both virtual and in-person screenings. Warner Bros has also released an exhilarating new trailer for the film following the initial trailer which was shared about five months ago.

The film, which recently entered the Oscars race, is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2021, in the United States, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 2021. As part of its plans for all of its 2021 films, Warner Bros. Pictures will also stream the film simultaneously on the HBO Max service for a period of one month, after which the film will be removed until the normal home media release schedule period.

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Directed and produced by Shaka King, the film was written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. It tells the story of how the Black Panther Party came to be infiltrated by William O’Neal (played by Stanfield) in order to gather intelligence on the chairman, Fred Hampton (played by Kaluuya) who is eventually assassinated. The Black Panther Party was a vital part of the American Civil Rights movement.

The Sundance Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by the Sundance Institute. It takes place each January in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, and at the Sundance Resort, and is the largest independent film festival in the United States. It includes competitive categories, includes documentary and dramatic films, both feature length and short films, in which awards are given, as well as out-of-competition categories for showcasing new films.

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Streaming Movies Just Got Exciting As Netflix Plans To Release Movies Every Week In 2021

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 International streaming giant, Netflix has announced plans to release a movie every week over the next 12 months. As the pandemic hit hard on the movie industry especially the cinemas, movie producers are rethinking the way forward in providing entertainment to movie lovers. Until people could go back to the cinemas, their source of movies now will be the movie streaming platforms.

https://www.gbafrica.net/greater-shows-to-hit-your-screens-on-netflix-africa/Among the films set to be released on streaming this year include “The Harder They Fall” a Western starring Idris Elba, Regina King and Jonathan Majors, and “Don’t Look Up” starring Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Timothee Chalamet.

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Greater Shows To Hit Your Screens On Netflix Africa

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Four years after Netflix launched across some African countries, it has remained a platform that serves pure entertaining movies and promoting more African content. Major films and shows from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other African countries were added to the plethora of streaming African titles, alongside other original contents that were produced by some of the biggest film executives.

Aside the streaming challenges in Africa and for some with the view that charges are high, the movie streaming platform has broadened its viewing capacity in Africa and are expecting that by the year 2025, they hit 5 million subscribers.

2020, despite the Corona Virus pandemic was still a good year for African Movies on Netflix. The streaming giant continued to harvest more African titles, boasting of binge-worthy cinematic marvels from filmmakers, who already have dedicated trophy rooms. Netflix was the ultimate guide to good films and interesting shows sourced from Africa.

From Citation to Your Excellency, Before 30, Like Cotton Twines, How To Ruin Christmas, The Perfect Picture: Ten Years Later, Kings of Jo’Burg, Blood and Water and many more, Netflix made viewers have a feel of the diverse African culture from different countries and to not miss the pandemics hit on cinemas.

This year has some promising movies in the pipeline with big announcements of fresh shows to stream later were buzzing, while new negotiations were made to secure a straight-into-production warrant.

For 2021, sequels as well as originals and adaptations are steaming up for release despite the pandemic’s continuous havoc on the film market. With details about production reaches kept under wraps, here are some of the most anticipated African original titles to stream on Netflix in 2021 (or maybe 2022).

If you are a heavy viewer or a light viewer of Netflix you might want to watch out for Blood and Water 2, Castle and Castle season 2, King of Boys 2, Far From Home, and Death and the Kings Horsemen/The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.

We can’t wait for these movies to hit the screens.

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