Starz has renewed Power Book III: Raising Kanan for Season 3, reports Variety.
The re-up comes ahead of the spinoff’s Season 2 premiere, which will air on Sunday, Aug. 14. Production on Season 3 will begin this summer in New York.
The early 1990s-set series is the second offshoot in the Power Universe — after Power Book II: Ghost — and it tells the origin story of 50 Cent’s character Kanan Stark and his foray into crime through his drug queenpin mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas. Former Disney kid Mekai Curtis stars as the titular Kanan and Tony Award winner Patina Miller plays Raq. Hailey Kilgore costars as Kanan’s cousin and close confidant, Jukebox.
“Our passionate and loyal fans have been eagerly awaiting the Season 2 return of ‘Raising Kanan’ to see the continued transformation of a young and naïve teenage Kanan Stark into the ruthless, no-nonsense character they know and love,” said Kathryn Busby, president of original programming at Starz. “And we’re thrilled to be doubling down on a third season with this incredible cast led by Patina and MeKai.”
Season 2 will find Raq’s control over the city’s drug scene growing, yet her hold on Kanan will slip thanks to Detective Howard’s secret. And her troubles don’t end there: Her brother Lou-Lou, who’s also her right-hand man, will continue to pull away as he focuses on his fledgling record label. And Raq’s older brother, Marvin, will struggle to regain Jukebox’s trust after attacking her for being a lesbian.
During their TCA panels, Starz also announced that upcoming limited docuseries “The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast” will premiere on Oct. 23 and upcoming drama “Dangerous Liaisons will premiere on Nov. 6.