Power Book III: Raising Kanan star Omar Epps has teased his character's 'dark side'.
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Omar teased Howard's "central" role in the show, revealing he is a "selfish" character with "the heart of a street cat".
Describing Howard as both an "octopus" and a "puppeteer", he also warned that the character's "comfort zone is the dark side" – which Kanan and his friends should look out for.
Asked what fans can expect from Detective Howard, Epps told Digital Spy: "Well, what I like to call Detective Howard is, he's an octopus, and that he has tentacles everywhere, and you know, he's from the hood. So he knows that, he's NYPD, so he knows that.
"But at the end of the day he's a puppeteer, he manipulates everything for his own benefit. He places, he's like the central character, if you will, of the show, because he's going to touch everybody in some way, fashion or form."
He added: "He's selfish... If it doesn't serve him, he's not into it, or he's gonna force you to serve in his benefit.
"But we'll see how corrupt he is or if he is corrupt, in any way. He might not be, he might be the most innocent cop you’ve ever met."
On whether Howard does indeed 'own the streets', Omar replied: "I mean, he owns, he thinks he owns the streets because he's got that – not to be cliché – but he's got the power. He's got that badge, he's got that gun, but he's also got the heart of a street cat.
"So, how far is he willing to go is really the question. How far was he willing to go, and he's a pretty erm, his comfort zone is the dark side, let's put it that way."
Power aired on Starz in the US, and is available on Netflix in the UK. Power Book III: Raising Kanan airs on Starz in the US and streams on Starzplay, available through Amazon Prime Video, in the UK.
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