Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 renewed at Starz

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz
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Is the series returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3.

As the series prevails in the narrative, which states, “It’s a past they can’t shake. A legacy they can’t elude. Biology they can’t change,” viewers can clearly see that the franchise is not stopping anytime soon and continues to expand for another season. Power Book III: Raising Kanan is an American crime drama television series created by Sascha Penn. It is a prequel and the second spin-off of Power. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 9.33/10, based on 6 critical reviews. 

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

With two seasons already in the pocket and the curiosity among the viewers at its peak, will the newly released series be able to expand for more seasons or not? Considering the reviews, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the series for another season after this great response from the audience. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve prepared a quick summary of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast.

Continue reading to learn more about Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3. 

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Release Date

Yes, it is official! Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan is returning for a third season. On August 11, the series was renewed for a third season ahead of its second season premiere. Production on Season 3 will begin this summer in New York. It is speculated that the upcoming season won’t be available to stream this year.

If we have to speculate, the series is expected to premiere sometime around early to mid-2023, exactly like the prior seasons. Take a look at the official announcement below quote, “That’s right… Season 3 of #RaisingKanan is already on the way, fam! Let’s get it”

We’d like to emphasize that this is only a prediction at this moment; the actual release date will be announced by the Starz network as the year draws to a close. Moreover, the post-production stage will also take some time to perfect the episodes in order to make the next season much more compelling for the fans. Hence, we suggest fans to be patient for some time as these announcements take their time to be published and are made in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Plot

According to Deadline, “The third installment of the hit Power Universe Raising Kanan tells the origin story of the ultimate franchise baddy, the titular Kanan Stark (MeKai Curtis). The series shares insight into Kanan’s journey into the criminal world through his mother Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas (Patina Miller) who runs the family’s drug empire. Kanan was first portrayed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in the original series.”

“Our passionate and loyal fans have been eagerly awaiting the season two return of Raising Kanan to see the continued transformation of a young and naïve teenage Kanan Stark into the ruthless, no-nonsense character they know and love,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, Starz. “And we’re thrilled to be doubling down on a third season with this incredible cast led by Patina and MeKai.”

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Cast and Crew

It is anticipated that the original actors will return and continue the plot in the upcoming season. Additionally, as of August 13, 2022, the network had not yet made any major casting announcements. The following is a list of the series’ notable characters:  

  • Patina Miller as Raquel Thomas: The mother of Kanan
  • London Brown as Marvin Thomas: Kanan’s uncle and Raq’s older brother
  • Malcolm Mays as Lou Lou: Kanan’s uncle and Raq’s younger brother
  • Joey Bada$$ as Unique: Raq’s rival drug lord
  • Shanley Caswell as Shannon Burke
  • Hailey Kilgore as Laverne “Jukebox” Thomas, Kanan’s cousin
  • Toby Sandeman as Symphony Bosket, Raq’s boyfriend
  • Lovie Simone as Davina Harrison, Kanan’s girlfriend
  • Omar Epps as Malcolm Howard, Kanan’s biological father
  • Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark

Sascha Penn will return as showrunner and executive producer for Season 3. Chris Selak, Kevin Fox, Santa Sierra, and Natasha Gray also serve as executive producers.

The Power Universe series is executive produced by creator and showrunner of the original Power, 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. Lionsgate Television produces the series for Starz.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 2: What to expect?

The second season of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” takes us back to early ’90s South Jamaica, Queens, but not the same Queens we left in Season One. Raquel “Raq” Thomas is no longer vying for street corners in the war with Unique — she has won that battle and now controls the borough’s distribution. But as Raq’s power grows, so does her appetite. She’s eager to expand the operation and sets her sights on New Jersey. But with new territory comes new foes, and this time it’s the Jersey Mafia. 

As Raq looks to the Garden State, another battle brews back home: the fight for her son’s trust. Kanan Stark escaped Queens at the end of the first season after putting two bullets in the chest of Detective Malcolm Howard. But Kanan returns home to find that Howard and the dangerous secret he holds – he is Kanan’s father – are both alive and well. And while Raq isn’t about to let this secret upend Kanan’s life and alter her relationship with him forever, Kanan has plans of his own. 

As he searches for the truth, so does Howard’s partner, Detective Burke, who grows increasingly suspicious that Howard is hiding something. With her relationship with Kanan profoundly strained, Raq turns to her brothers, Marvin and Lou-Lou, to help execute her expansion strategy.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Renewed At Starz

Lou proves unreliable as he starts to turn his back on the crime world in favor of his record label, placing all his hope on a hot new artist now that the light has faded on his previous star, Famous. Meanwhile, Marvin, who, last season, brutally attacked his daughter, Jukebox, searches for redemption and forgiveness.

However, Juke is still mourning the loss of her first love, Nicole, and isn’t interested in granting her father the forgiveness he so desperately craves. Instead, she turns to someone from a past she barely knows to fill the holes in her heart. In Season Two, these precarious relationships all hang in the balance, highlighting this season’s overarching theme: “The ties that bind.”

In its most common form, this phrase refers to the notion that our shared values, interests, and beliefs connect us in profound and immutable ways. They link us. Bond us. But for this family, the ties that bind are dangerous. Life-threatening. As much as each of these characters would like to chart their own course, they are inextricably bound to each other in ways they can’t escape.

Meanwhile, check out this official trailer from Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 2. Take a look at the official trailer below:

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 2 | Official Trailer | STARZ

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