Starz has handed out an early season two pickup for its 1991-set prequel series “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”.
The series stars Mekai Curtis as the 15-year-old version of Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s character Kanan from the original series and Patina Miller as his mother, Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas. Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Badass, Toby Sandeman, Shanley Caswell, Lovie Simone and Antonio Ortiz co-star.
The renewal comes a week before the show’s July 18th premiere on the premium cabler of this second of four planned “Power” spin-offs. Series creator Sascha Penn will continue as showrunner in season two.