Starz has greenlit a second season of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” shortly before its season one series premiere on Sunday, 18th July on the network and across all platforms in the U.S. and Canada. The show will also be accessible on Starzplay in Europe, Latin America and Japan. “One season isn’t enough to tell the coming of age story of Kanan Stark and his mother, Raq, a fierce and successful woman who is a force of nature,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “The anticipation globally for more of the ‘Power’ Universe made it clear that the Kanan story needs to continue.”
The season renewal comes amidst strong demand for the upcoming premiere of the third book in the growing “Power” Universe franchise. Sascha Penn returns as creator and showrunner and will continue executive producing alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp.
The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode. The projects initially stemmed from through her overall deal with Lionsgate Television, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Kevin Fox also serves as executive producer, while Lionsgate Television produces the series for Starz.
Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, “Raising Kanan” is a prequel to the original “Power” franchise. Filled with secrets, the sprawling family drama 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.
The third book in the “Power” Universe stars Patina Miller as Raquel “Raq” Thomas and Mekai Curtis in the titular role as Kanan Stark. The cast also includes Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman as Symphony Bosket, Shanley Caswell and Lovie Simone with Quincy Brown recurring. Antonio Ortiz was promoted a series regular role returning as Shawn “Famous” Figueroa in the second season.
One season isn’t enough to tell the coming of age story of Kanan Stark and his mother, Raq, a fierce and successful woman who is a force of nature. The anticipation globally for more of the ‘Power’ Universe made it clear that the Kanan story needs to continue.” Jeffrey Hirsch President and CEO, Starz