EXCLUSIVE: Energy is over, however there’s much more big-name wattage coming within the ever-expanding Starz franchise created by Courtney Kemp, together with a three-pointer from a Love & Basketball alum.
Omar Epps has joined the solid of prequel Energy E book III: Elevating Kanan, I’ve discovered.
A giant identify for what goals to be a giant present within the now quartet of Energy spinoffs headed for the small display screen over the following 12 months, Epps involves the collection primarily based on the backstory of the now deceased character performed by Curtis “50 Cent’ Jackson on the February 9 concluding mother-show for a recurring position on NBC blockbuster This Is Us.
Whereas no particular particulars of Epps’ position are recognized, the Home vet is enjoying a significant determine within the Energy cannon, I hear.
Being that Elevating Kanan is the one Energy spinoff to happen previously, it’s fairly clear whoever the Brooklyn-born Epps is portraying can have attain within the primarily New York-set world of the franchise. Attain that might stretch, a method or one other, to the Mary J. Blige-led and Technique Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson and Naturi Naughton starring Power E book II: Ghost, the Larenz Tate-led Energy E book IV: Affect and the now L.A.-based Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) pushed Energy E book V: Pressure.
Together with Kemp’s Finish of Episode banner, 50 Cent’s his G-Unit Movie and Tv and Ambiance Leisure MM, Lionsgate TV is producing the 4 Energy spinoffs collection for Starz
Fatherless to Fatherhood writer Epps is repped by CAA, supervisor Eli Selden at Nameless Content material and Beverly Hills-based legislation agency Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.