Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Starz Renews ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ for Season 5

Patina Miller as Roq and MeKai Curtis as Kanan
photo via STARZ Patina Miller as Roq and MeKai Curtis as Kanan

*Starz has renewed “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” for Season 5. The series is currently filming its fourth season in New York.

The series explores the early life of the fan-favorite character “Kanan Stark,” initially played by 50 Cent in the flagship series, and shows his evolution from naive teenager to cutthroat villain. 

The third season aired its finale in February. All episodes from seasons one through three are available to stream on the STARZ app and all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms.

“We know that our fans can’t get enough of ‘Raising Kanan.’ As the inevitable evolution of this young man into a killer plays out, we knew we had much more backstory to share in this ever-escalating family saga,” said Kathryn Busby, president of original programming for Starz. 

 “As we continue to expand the storytelling within the ‘Power’ universe, we’re looking forward to how this story may intersect with other Power characters during this prequel era,” Busby continued. 

MeKai Curtis & Patina Miller
Credit Starz

Per the press release: “Set in the early 1990’s, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” tells the origin story of the merciless “Kanan Stark,” and his entry into the criminal world through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire. Season three recently concluded with an epic showdown between Kanan and Raq, resulting in a couple of surprise deaths and an even-more surprising return of a fan-favorite character.”

The series stars MeKai Curtis in the titular role of “Kanan,” Tony and Grammy Award winner Patina Miller as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas,” London Brown as “Marvin Thomas,” Malcolm Mays as “Lou-Lou Thomas,” Hailey Kilgore as “Jukebox,” and Joey Bada$$ as “Unique.”

Creator Sascha Penn will return as showrunner and executive producer for season five.

The “Power” Universe series is executive produced by the creator and showrunner of the original “Power,” Courtney A. Kemp, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Mark Canton. Chris Selak also serves as executive producer. 

In related news, Starz is developing a prequel series about Ghost and Tommy. Meanwhile, “Power Book IV: Force” is filming its third season in Chicago.

Sadly for franchise fans, “Power Book II: Ghost” is ending with its fourth season.

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