Antonio Ortiz (“Famous”) and Grantham Coleman (“Ronnie Mathis”) in "Raising Kanan" Season 3 Episode 9 (Courtesy of Starz)

Starz has released the preview of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” Season 3 Episode 9 and the stakes are high. 

Home To Roost

In the episode titled, “Home To Roost,” Lou Lou has crashed out badly as he continues to drown his demons in brown liquor. 

Now, Lou has become a liability for his family, which isn’t going to end well.

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Patina Miller as “Raquel Thomas” and Mekia Curtis as “Kanan” (Courtesy of Starz)

Kanan is “smelling himself” now that he has partnered with Ronnie and their feud with Raq intensifies putting her in an awful predicament.

To make matters worse, Peaches and Herb…ahem Snaps and Pops want smoke with Raq. 

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Wendell Pierce and Ericka Woods as “Snaps and Pops” in “Raising Kanan” Season 3 (Courtesy of Starz)

Famous and Jukebox find themselves at a turning point in their lives. 

Watch the preview of “Raising Kanan” Episode Season 3 Episode 9 below.

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 the ways in which 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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