Starz continues to double down on Power. Ahead of the season 1 premiere on Sunday, Power Book III: Raising Kanan has been renewed for season 2, S&A has confirmed.
Set in South Jamaica Queens in the early ‘90s, the prequel about the early years of the now-deceased iconic “Power” character Kanan Stark, portrayed in the original Power series by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson,
“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 series stars Patina Miller as Raquel “Raq” Thomas and Mekai Curtis in the titular role as Kanan Stark. Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman Shanley Caswell and Lovie Simone and Quincy Brown as recurring. Antonio Ortiz has been upped to a series regular role for the second season.
Sascha Penn will rreturn 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 (who has an overall deal with Lionsgate Television) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Kevin Fox also serves as executive producer. Lionsgate Television is behind the series.