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‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 3 Episode 2 First Look + Aliyah Turner Joins The Cast

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Aliyah Turner via Instagram
Power Book III Raising Kanan Season 3 Key Art - Starz

First Look: ‘Flipmode’ – Episode 2

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Patina Miller (“Raquel “Raq” Thomas”) and Tony Danza (“Stefano Marchetti”) – Courtesy of Starz

In the episode “Flipmode,” Raq continues her farewell tour with one last job for the Mafia.

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Antonio Ortiz (“Famous”) and Mekai Curtis (“Kanan Stark”) – Courtesy of Starz

Meanwhile, Kanan dives further into the drug game with an innovative business idea.

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Omar Epps (“Detective Malcolm Howard”) – Courtesy of Starz

And after eliminating one problem, Detective Howard faces a new threat at the precinct.

Watch the first look teaser below. 

Aliyah Turner Joins Season 3 Cast

Power Book III: Raising Kanan” will welcome Aliyah Turner to the cast in a recurring role. 


According to Deadline, Aliyah will portray Krystal, a primped and pompous queen bee from the Bronx who will do whatever it takes to steal the spotlight.

About ‘Raising Kanan’ Season 3

Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, “Raising Kanan” is a prequel to the original “Power” franchise. 

It is a sprawling family drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark; Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner, and adversary, who ultimately dies in a hail of gunfire in the eighth episode of Power’s penultimate season. 

When we catch up with Kanan here, he is the fifteen-year-old only child of Raquel “Raq” Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city. 

Much like the original “Power,” “Raising Kanan” explores themes of identity, violence, and legacy, but it is also a deep dive into the very pathology of family; the unique, complicated, and fraught dynamic between parent and child, mother and father, brother and sister. 

In an increasingly fractious world, family often feels like the only refuge from all the divisiveness and discord, and yet, at the same time, we often discover that it is those closest to us who betray us and our values most. 

The first season of “Raising Kanan” is an exploration of these betrayals, the secrets and lies that accompany them, and how they fester, metastasize and ultimately erupt. 

The overarching theme of this first season is, “You reap what you sow.” 

In other words, actions have consequences; betrayals are always uncovered; secrets are inevitably revealed; chickens come home to roost. 

Every character in “Raising Kanan” is hiding something. From the world, from each other, from themselves. 

And as our story unfolds, they each will have to grapple with the unintended and destructive consequences of the information they’ve hidden and withheld.

Cast Of ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 3

Patina Miller as “Raquel Thomas,” MeKai Curtis as “Kanan Stark,” 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.”

Season 3 will welcome Wendell Pierce as “Pops Henry,” Erika Woods as “Snaps,” and Grantham Coleman as “Ronnie.”

When Does ‘Raising Kanan’ Come On? 

Power Book III: Raising Kanan” Season 3 premiered on Starz on December 1, 2023. New episodes drop weekly on Fridays.

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