Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 2 Episode 1

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. It stars MeKai Curtis in the titular role of “Kanan” and Tony® Awards winner Patina Miller (Into The Woods , “Madam Secretary”) as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas. Averaging nearly 9M viewers across platforms in its debut season, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” is one of the best performing first seasons in STARZ history.

As we enter 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 returning cast also includes Omar Epps, Malcolm Mays, London Brown, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Antonio Ortiz, Shanley Caswell, Rosal Colon, Natalee Linez, Quincy Brown, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., John Clay III, Ade Chike Torbert and Toby Sandeman .

New cast members include Paloma Guzman, Omar Dorsey, LeToya Luckett, KJ Smith, Krystal Joy Brown, Chyna Layne, Michael Rispoli and Paulina Singer .

Sascha Penn returns as 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 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. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.