Power Book III: Raising Kanan – release date, cast and how to watch

Power Book III: Raising Kanan – release date, cast and how to watch

07/11/2021

THE latest in the Power spin-offs is coming to our screens in the very near future.

We’ve got the low-down on all you need to know about the cult series.

When will Power: Raising Kanan be released?

Fans of the Power franchise can mark July 18 in their diaries for the big day.

Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said: "In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time.

"These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power's most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own."

Fans can watch the show via Amazon Prime Video but you’ll have to pay extra.

An Amazon Prime subscription costs £7.99 a month in the UK but new subscribers get a 30-day free trial.

Amazon Prime costs subscribers in the US $12.99 a month.

Then on top of that a Starzplay sub costs £4.99 a month in the UK with new subscribers getting a 7-day free trial.

In the US the fee is $8.99 a month which also comes with a free trial.

Who is in the cast?

  • Mekai Curtis – Disney XD's Kirby Buckets plays a young Kanan.
  • Chris Sumpter – plays Jamie
  • Ethan Cutkosky – the Shameless star takes on the role of Tommy
  • Camila Perez – plays Angie

The cast also includes: Malcolm M Mays (Snowfall), Omar Epps (House), Hailey Kilgore (The Village), London Brown (Ballers), Joey Badass (Mr Robot), Shanley Caswell (NCIS: New Orleans), Toby Sandeman (The Royals), Natalee Linez (Siren), Lovie Simone (Greenleaf) Ade Chike Torbert (East Los High) and Annabelle Zasowski.

What will the spin-off be about?

Raising Kanan is a prequel set in the 1990s chronicling the early years of Kanan Stark, originally played by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.

"It's a very different show in terms of pacing and feel," Power creator Courtney Kemp told Deadline. "It does feel like Power, you definitely feel the Power of that in that show, the capital P Power. But it also has its own small-p power in the story that it's telling and in its time, and you want to make sure that the audience feels that as well."

Rapper 50 Cent has also created some new songs for the show.

"I've been producing and writing stuff for it because it's hard to find things that feel authentic to that time period. You've got to make this stuff feel like it was produced in the '90s. I'll go get Teddy Riley and producers from that time period to help me produce things," he said.

What are the other Power spin-off shows?

Following the original Power series, the first spin-off was Power Book II: Ghost.

More spin-offs are also in the pipeline with Power: Book IV Influence, before Power Book V: Force.

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