POWER Book III star London Brown reveals the spin-off show filmed just one episode before the coronavirus forced production to stop.
Despite the extended layoff, the cast are excited to make the much-anticipated return to shooting new content.
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London, 39 told The Sun Online: “We did one episode before the quarantine happened, and I get some of the episodes of the season sent and I read those, so we’re keeping up with the literature of it.
“Hopefully, we get back to filming once the quarantine is over and we’re also glad to get to filming because people are still very excited about the show and I know the producers are still very excited about it.”
Also a stand-up comedian, Brown will be playing the character of Marvin in Power Book III, the uncle of Kanan Stark, who was played by 50 Cent in the original series and let us know what we can expect to see in the brand new spin-off.
“I’m playing a different vibe of a character from what I do on Ballers, it’s a throwback to the nineties: the wardrobe, the cars, the lingo.”
It was such a drastic change for London, that he even worked with a dialect coach to try and perfect the New York accent, which differs from his native California.
As well as being part of the Power franchise, the actor will also be appearing in an episode of BET’s American Soul as funk and soul musician Bootsy Collins, which is set to hit screens in the States on 24th June.
The show tells the story of Don Cornelius and the creation of his legendary music and dance program Soul Train, which lit up American households from 1971-2006.
Commenting on the impact of Soul Train and the current series of American Soul in African-American communities, Brown explained: “That was really dope in the sense that we were able to see a black a host, a culturally black-driven show for black people breaking through and giving them the exposure that they needed.”
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He recalled: “For black Americans, Soul Train was like an event that we looked forward to catching on Saturday mornings, growing up it was a part of our culture.”
In light of the recent Black Live Matter protests following the tragic death of George Floyd, London gave us his thoughts on what real change would look like for him.
He said: “We are still fighting for the same things that they were marching for back in the sixties”, as he also called for laws needing to be put in place to protect black people and for officers to be working within areas they know well.
Referring to those who have been killed by police before Floyd, Brown said: “We need to dig back into these cases, trial these cops, take them to court and lay the law down, consequences need to happen.”
Catch London Brown on American Soul on BET Wednesday June 24th.