‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Gets Early Season 5 Renewal at Starz

Patina Miller and MeKai Curtis in Power Book III: Raising Kanan. (Credit: STARZ)

Starz has renewed Power Book III: Raising Kanan for season 5 before the fourth season airs.

Season 3 of the Power spinoff recently concluded and season 4 is currently filming in New York.

The crime drama explores the early life of fan-favorite character “Kanan Stark,” originally played by 50 Cent on Power, and follows his evolution from naïve teenager to cutthroat villain.

“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,” Kathryn Busby, president of original programming for Starz, said in a statement on Wednesday, March 27.

“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 added.

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

Season 3 ended with a showdown between Kanan and Raq, resulting in surprise deaths and the return of a popular character.

News of the renewal comes two weeks after Starz announced a new entry in the Power franchise.

On March 13, the network said a prequel series titled Origins is in the works, focusing on the origin story of franchise characters James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Tommy Egan.

The next day, Starz dropped a bombshell — and angered fans — with news that Power Book II: Ghost would end after its upcoming fourth season.

Power Book: III: Raising Kanan is created by Sascha Penn, who will be back as showrunner and executive producer for season 5.

The Power universe series is executive produced Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Canton Entertainment. Chris Selak also serves as executive producer.

Lionsgate Television produces the drama for Starz.

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