'Power Book III: Raising Kanan': Release date, plot and how to watch the prequel on Starz

The prequel has been greenlit for Season 2 already


                            'Power Book III: Raising Kanan': Release date, plot and how to watch the prequel on Starz
Mekai Curtis as young Kanan Stark in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' (Starz)

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Kanan Stark and his twisted ways may have ended in the main series but there's still more about his life that viewers don't know. The 'Power' universe continues with the prequel 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan', which documents the drug lord's life as an adolescent in South Jamaica, Queens. It explores themes of "identity, violence, and legacy, but it is also a deep dive into the very pathology of family." 

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Release date and how to watch

'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' will release on July 18 at 8/7c on Starz. For more information, check your local listings. In related news, the show has been greenlit for Season 2.

If you don't have access to cable TV, subscribing to live TV streaming services will help your case. AT & T TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube TV are some of your options. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help your case.

Plot

The official synopsis reads: "Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, 'Raising Kanan' is a prequel to the original 'Power' franchise. It is a sprawling family drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark; Ghost and Tommy's mentor, partner, and adversary, who ultimately dies in a hail of gunfire in the eighth episode of Power's penultimate season. When we catch up with Kanan here, he is the fifteen-year-old only child of Raquel "Raq" Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city."

Cast

Aside from Mekai Curtis who plays Kanan Stark and Patina Miller who plays Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas, the series stars Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman, Shanley Caswell, Lovie Simone, and Quincy Brown in key roles.  Read all about them here

Patina Miller attends 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' global premiere event and screening at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ)

 

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Showrunners

While Sascha Penn will return as creator and showrunner and continue executive producing, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp. will resume their roles as executive producers through G-Unit Film and Television and End of Episode, respectively. 

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