Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Power Book III: Raising Kanan

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 18, 2021

Its 1991 in South Jamaica, Queens, and 15-year-old Kanan Stark is eager to join his family's growing drug business, led by his mother, Raquel "Raq" Thomas.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2021

After a rival crew member is killed, Raq does whatever is necessary to get the target off Kanan's back.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2021

Still reeling from a shocking death, Kanan pushes his way into the drug game with Marvin's help while Raq plots to take down her competition.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2021

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Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Season 1 Videos

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Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, Raising Kanan is a prequel to the original Power franchise. This family drama revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark, the 15-year-old child of Raq Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across NYC. Raising Kanan explores themes of identity, violence, and legacy, but it also takes a deep dive into the pathology of family, discovering that those closest to us are the ones who betray us most. Season one explores these betrayals, secrets, and lies and the ways in which they fester, metastasize and ultimately erupt.

Cast & Crew

Mekai Curtis
Kanan Stark
Omar Epps
Howard
Patina Miller
Raquel Thomas
Toby Sandeman
Symphony Bosket
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Critic Reviews for Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1

Audience Reviews for Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    After being disappointed watching E1, where the actors didn't get into character, I was certain that the momentum of E2 would have a good pace at which the story unfolds. The series lacks momentum, and the actors haven't demonstrated being present (in character), vulnerable, nor confident in the abilities to make their storylines believable. This series is not my favorite in the Power Book.
  • 4d ago
    This show is great, it's the 90s and it hits it on the mark. The story, the music, the actors are fantastic.
  • Jul 19, 2021
    The Power Universe is evolving into a remarkable set of stories spanning generations. The first episode of Kanan raises the bar and sets the pace. Courtney A. Kemp is a storytelling genius. Action begets reaction. The people and the world feel real in a city where you need cold steel to survive. It's difficult not to care for them. You can feel her love for the characters and the period. Who said there ain't no love in the city? In this case it's Jamaica, Queens in 1991, the year the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King sparked the L.A. riots on the other side of the country.

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