Wendell Pierce, Erika Woods Join Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3


Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods have landed recurring roles in Season 3 of Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the third installment of the Power Universe, follows the origin story of Kanan Stark, the ultimate franchise baddie, portrayed by MeKai Curtis. The series explores Kanan’s journey into the criminal world through his mother, Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas, who runs the family’s drug empire. Kanan was first portrayed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in the original series.

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Pierce plays Ishmael “Snaps” Henry, a well-known former bank robber and OG dealer who now serves as a mentor and financier to up-and-coming dealers, including Kanan. Woods plays Stephanie ‘Pop’ Henry, Snaps’ partner and wife, who is the love of his life.

The series is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp through her production company, End of Episode, Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Showrunner Sascha Penn also serves as an executive producer. Lionsgate Television produces the series for Starz.


Pierce is best known for his roles as Det. Bunk Moreland in The Wire and Antoine Baptiste in David Simon’s Tremé, both critically acclaimed series from HBO. He currently stars as James Greer in Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and has been announced as a co-star in the upcoming CBS drama, Elsbeth, a spinoff of The Good Wife.

Woods’ credits include NBC’s The Blacklist, CBS’s Blue Bloods, NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, and the film Burning Cane. She has also appeared in numerous national commercials and served as an Associate Producer on the Feature Film Santorini Blue.


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