This is merely the beginning of Kanan’s development into a hardened criminal in Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Even before the first season of Power’s Raising Kanan, the show’s second spin-off, had begun running, it was already renewed for a second season in July 2021.
Kanan, now played by Mekai Curtis, was first portrayed by 50 Cent as a fresh-faced adolescent before evolving into the cold-blooded killer we see in Power in this prequel set in the 1990s.
There’s a cliffhanger for the upcoming season when Kanan attempted murder on his own, and the show didn’t hold back in revealing his participation in the crime.
All you need to know about the second season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan is provided here.
Raising Kanan Season 2 Release Date
As of this writing, there is no official release date for Power Book III: Raising Kanan, although it is expected to debut in summer 2022 after the yearly cycles of Power and Power Book II: Ghost.
On July 12th, 2021, roughly a week before the show began, Raising Kanan was renewed for a second season.
“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 Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. “The anticipation globally for more of the Power Universe made it clear that the Kanan story needs to continue.”
The show’s writer and producer Mike Flynn teased that production will begin shortly in a tweet from July 19th, perhaps hinting that it might begin later that month.
Raising Kanan Season 2 Plotline
The Thomas family will have to cope with the aftermath of Kanan’s attempted murder of Detective Malcolm Howard, especially since Howard awoke after the gunfire in the finale.
Howard’s fate now hangs on Raq’s plan to frame Unique for the crime, or would he squeal on his son Kanan and risk losing his sole bone marrow donor?
Since Unique was set up, he will definitely seek vengeance – which does not bode well for Marvin, who has also been detained for narcotics allegations.
Season two will feature an anger management therapist for Marvin, and a mother for Jukebox in the form of Kenya.
Kanan may be safe for now in Maryland, but not for long. Unless Kanan continues his illegal activities in Maryland, we expect him to return to South Jamaica Queens and cause more trouble for Raq.
Raq and Kanan’s relationship was already strained in season one, and we anticipate tensions to rise in season two when Raq is revealed as the show’s actual villain. Kanan will eventually discover that Howard is his biological father, and how much his mother manipulated him.
That includes Lou-Lou, who is anxious to leave the family company and follow his musical dreams. A new character named Zisa will join Lou-record Lou’s business in season two, so whether Lou-Lou can genuinely get out of the game or continue to juggle his two lives is unknown.
Season two will be “crazy,” according to Kanan actor Mekai Curtis.
“It’s just the continuation of actions and consequences,” Curtis told Entertainment Weekly. “There’s going to be some stuff happening that, again, you’re going to see how it molds and shapes Kanan and what it does to his psyche.
“The family’s in an entirely new space and different dynamic now, so it’s them navigating that and figuring out where they can step, where they can’t step. It’s a lot of complicated things going on. It’s wild.”