A Family Empire Meets a Crossroads in the Season 2 Trailer for Power Book III: Raising Kanan

The second season of STARZ's Power Book III: Raising Kanan finds Raq and Kanan at odds about the future of their business. Watch an exclusive first look at the trailer here.

By Daniel Trainor Jul 26, 2022 2:00 PMTags

This family business is a matter of life-or-death.

Raquel "Raq" Thomas (Patina Miller) sets the table for son Kanan Stark (MeKai Curtis) to take over her criminal empire—he's just not sure he wants it—in this exclusive look at the trailer for season two of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, premiering Aug. 14 on STARZ.

"You're getting to an age, Kanan, where you're going to want to start figuring out what you want for your life," Raq tells him in the trailer, "making your mark on this world."

At the end of season one, Kanan was taken out of his Queens hometown to protect his own safety, but now he's back and his mother has gained control over the city's drug trade. 

When Raq is told that Kanan might not have what it takes to contribute to the business, she pushes back, saying, "I know who my son is and I know what he's capable of."

Still, Kanan expresses his own reservations, telling Raq, "I can't protect you the way that I thought I could, Mom." 

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Even in the face of great uncertainty and adversity, Raq is determined to keep her family and their business together.

"You're the heir to this throne, Kanan," she tells him. "It's waiting for you, if you want it."

Whether or not Kanan eventually ascends? Only time will tell.

Elsewhere in the second season of Raising Kanan, "a secret about his mother and neighborhood antagonist, Detective Malcolm Howard, threatens to upend everything Kanan thought he knew about himself and his family," according to the network. "While trying to allay her son's concerns, Raq boldly expands the family business into hostile Mafia territory."


From executive producer 50 Cent, Raising Kanan is the second of three Power-spin-offs. In addition to the original Power series, which wrapped its sixth and final season in February 2020, Power Book II: Ghost was renewed for a third season in December 2021 and Power Book IV: Force was renewed for a second season in March. 

The series also stars Omar EppsLondon BrownMalcolm MaysHailey Kilgore and Joey Bada$$

Find out if the empire can stay afloat when Power Book III: Raising Kanan returns Aug. 14 on STARZ.

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