Starz today released a new teaser for Power Book III: Raising Kanan, revealing the August 14 premiere date for the series’ second season. You can watch the teaser using the player below.
New episodes will be available weekly on Sundays at midnight on the Starz app, all Starz streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the StarzPlay premium streaming platform. On linear, it will debut on Starz at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.
Set in the early 1990’s, the third series in the Power Universe tells the origin story of fan favorite character “Kanan Stark” and his entry into the criminal world through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire.
The series stars MeKai Curtis in the titular role of Kanan and Tony Awards winner Patina Miller (Madam Secretary, The Hunger Games franchise) as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas.
As we enter Raising Kanan season two, Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas has gained control over the city’s drug trade, but her son is slipping away.
Kanan Stark returns to Queens uncertain of his future with the family business, and because of Detective Howard’s lingering secret, he’s even more uncertain of his past.
Kanan searches for the truth while Raq boldly expands the business into hostile Mafia territory. Lou-Lou has other plans that revolve around his emerging record label, but Raq isn’t about to let his side hustle get in the way of her expansion.
Although Marvin remains Raq’s loyal soldier, he struggles to earn Jukebox’s forgiveness and become the father she deserves.
The ties that bind this family are becoming undone, but Raq will stop at nothing to hold them together.
In addition to Miller and Curtis, the cast also includes Omar Epps (House, Love and Basketball), London Brown (Ballers), Malcolm Mays (Them, Snowfall), Hailey Kilgore (Amazing Stories), Joey Bada$$ (Two Distant Strangers) and Shanley Caswell (The Conjuring).
Quincy Brown (Dope) and Toby Sandeman (The Royals) appear in recurring roles. Antonio Ortiz (High Fidelity, The Sinner) has been upped to a series regular role returning as Shawn “Famous” Figueroa in the second season.
Sascha Penn returns as creator and showrunner and will continue executive producing alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.
The Power Universe series are executive produced by Power creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM.
End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Kevin Fox also serves as executive producer.