“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” Gets Season 2 Renewal

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The third “book” in the Power Universe, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, has been renewed for a second season before its debut on July 18.

“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,” Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ, said in a statement via Variety. “The anticipation globally for more of the ‘Power’ Universe made it clear that the Kanan story needs to continue.”

The series is set in South Jamaica, Queens in 1991 and it centers around Mekai Curtis’ Kanan Stark’s coming-of-age story. During the second to last season of Power, Stark dies in a hail of gunfire and Raising Kanan gives flashbacks to Stark as a 15-year-old boy and the son of growing cocaine distributor Raquel “Raq” Thomas (Patina Miller).

Also in the cast are Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman, Shanley Caswell, Lovie Simone, Quincy Brown, and Antonio Ortiz.

The series is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Courtney A. Kemp, Chris Selak, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich, and Kevin Fox. Sascha Penn will be serving as creator, showrunner, and executive producer.