STARZ REVEALS KEY SEASON TWO ART AND TRAILER FOR PRESTIGE FAMILY CRIME DRAMA “POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN”
THE TIES BETWEEN BEGIN TO UNFOIL AS FAMILY AND COMPANY COLLIDE IN THE NEW SEASON PREMIERE AUGUST 14
Today, STARZ released key art and the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its hit crime drama “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” which premieres August 14. New episodes will be available weekly on Sundays at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming platforms, and on-demand and internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its entire footprint in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Japan. In linear, it will debut on STARZ at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and Canada.
Set in the early 1990s, the third series in the “Power” universe tells the origin story of fan-favorite character “Kanan Stark” and his entry into the criminal underworld through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire. It stars MeKai Curtis in the lead role of Tony(R) Award-winning Patina Miller (Into The Woods, “Madam Secretary”) as her mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas. Averaging nearly 9 million viewers across all platforms in its first season, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” is one of the highest-grossing first seasons in STARZ history.
As we enter season two, Raquel “Raq” Thomas has taken control of the town’s drug trade, but her son slips away. Kanan Stark returns to Queens unsure of his future with the family business, and because of Detective Howard’s continuing secrecy, he is even more uncertain of his past. Kanan searches for the truth as Raq boldly expands the business into hostile Mafia territory. Lou-Lou has other plans revolving around his emerging label, but Raq isn’t about to let his hustling side get in the way of his 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 unraveling, but Raq will stop at nothing to keep 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), Shanley Caswell (The Conjuring) and Antonio Ortiz (“High Fidelity”, “The Sinner”).
Sascha Penn returns as creator and showrunner and will continue to produce alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp. The “Power” Universe series is executive produced by creator and showrunner “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. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich are also executive producers. Kevin Fox is also an executive producer. Lionsgate Television is producing the series for STARZ.
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