Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas wants family unity but Kanan is questioning whether he’s cut out for the family business in the new trailer for season 2 of Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Starz dropped the trailer on Friday, and revealed the crime drama will return for a second season on Aug. 14.
In the 50-second teaser, a frustrated Kanan says, “I don’t think I’m up for any of this.” But after gaining control over the local drug trade, Raq has a message for her son and the rest of their crew.
“Family. Us. I know we got our differences, but at the end of the day we’re blood,” she says. “And that’s way more important than any static that’s between us.
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Set in early 1990s South Jamaica, Queens, New York, the series tells the origin story of “Kanan Stark” of the Power universe and his entry into the criminal world through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire.
The drama stars MeKai Curtis as “Kanan” and Tony Award-winning actress Patina Miller as Raquel “Raq” Thomas.
Here’s the official description for season 2: “Kanan Stark returns to Queens uncertain of his future with the family business, and because of Detective Howard’s lingering secret, he’s even more uncertain of his past. Kanan searches for the truth while Raq boldly expands the business into hostile Mafia territory. Lou-Lou has other plans that revolve around his emerging record label, but Raq isn’t about to let his side hustle get in the way of her expansion.”
In addition to Miller and Curtis, the cast includes Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$. Shanley Caswell, Quincy Brown, and Toby Sandeman have recurring roles. For the second season, Antonio Ortiz has been upped to a series regular role as Shawn “Famous” Figueroa.
The drug drama is the third series in the Power universe. Creator Sascha Penn returns for season 2 of Raisin Kanan as showrunner and will continue executive producing alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp.
The show premiered in July 18, 2021, and was renewed for a second season even before the first episode aired.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan returns to TV on Aug. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada on Starz. New episodes will be available weekly on Sundays at midnight on the Starz app.
Watch the trailer below.