To celebrate the release of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the latest spin-off in the Power Universe, we sat down with some of the stars of the show to find out more.

Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, Raising Kanan is a sprawling family drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark; Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner, and adversary, who ultimately dies in a hail of gunfire in the eighth episode of Power’s penultimate season. As taught, thrilling, and timely, the show is further proof that the series is one of the most underrated on television right now – a fact not lost on its cast.

Chatting with Omar Epps who plays Howard, a detective in Queens who begins to follow Kanan and his friends, and Patina Miller, who portrays Kanan’s mother Raquel Thomas, both spoke to us about the importance of the show in terms of diversity, inclusivity, and history and how, unlike other shows, isn’t afraid to dive deep into the surroundings they all find themselves in.

They also talk about the show’s success and the pressure that comes with it, why their characters stood out for them, and their hope of being invited back for a follow-up show very soon.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres on 18th July on STARZPLAY.