‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 3 Cast Photos, Premiere Date Unveiled

Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods in Power Book III Raising Kanan Season 3. (Credit: Starz)

Power Book III: Raising Kanan is set to return for a third season on Dec. 1.

On Monday, Starz unveiled first-look photos of new cast members Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods.

Pierce (The Wire and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) plays Ishmael ‘Snaps’ Henry alongside Woods (Don’t Jump) as Stephanie ‘Pop’ Henry.

[The two are shown in the image above]

Grantham Coleman portrays “Ronnie” in the new season and Tony Danza reprises his role as Italian mobster “Stefano Marchetti.”

They join series regulars Patina Miller as “Raquel Thomas” and MeKai Curtis in the titular role of “Kanan Stark.”

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Omar Epps, Patina Miller, and MeKai Curtis in Power Book III Raising Kanan Season 3. (Credit: Starz)
(L-R) Omar Epps, MeKai Curtis and Patina Miller (Credit: Starz)

Additional cast members include Omar Epps as “Detective Malcolm Howard,” London Brown as “Marvin Thomas,” Malcolm Mays as “Lou-Lou Thomas,” Hailey Kilgore as “Jukebox,” Joey Bada$$ as “Unique,” Shanley Caswell as “Detective Burke,” and Antonio Ortiz as “Famous.”

Set in Southside Jamaica, Queens in the 1990s, the Power prequel chronicles the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by franchise executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Season 3 will find the Thomas family reeling after the Mob’s coordinated attack on Raquel, Marvin and Lou-Lou.

Here’s the official description: “Kanan finds himself grappling with the very notions of right and wrong. Good and evil. Fidelity and disloyalty. And he’s not alone. Every member of the Thomas family must confront an existential crisis that challenges their very identity. Whether it’s Marvin, who’s still trying to redeem himself, or Raq, who’s finally coming clean, or Lou, who’s wrestling with his own evil, or Jukebox, who’s simply trying to break free from her family’s pathology, they are all attempting to redefine and reinvent themselves. They won’t all be able to complete this intensely personal quest, but for those who do, the destination may reveal the most terrifying secret of all. There is no right and wrong or good and evil. There are no absolutes. In the end, there’s just you.”

Lionsgate Television produces the family crime drama for Starz.

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Tony Danza as mobster Stefano Marchetti on Power Book III Raising Kanan Season 3. (Credit: Starz)
Tony Danza as mobster Stefano Marchetti (Credit: Starz)

Sascha Penn serves as showrunner and executive producer for season 3.

The Power Universe series is executive produced by the creator and showrunner of the original Power, Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produces through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Additional executive producers include Chris Selak, Kevin Fox, Santa Sierra, and Tash Grey.

Season 3 of Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres Friday, Dec. 1.

New episodes will be available weekly on Fridays at midnight ET/PT on the Starz app, all Starz streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platform in the U.K. and Ireland. On TV, the series airs on Starz at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan season 3. (Credit: Starz)
Power Book III: Raising Kanan season 3. (Credit: Starz)