The Power spin-off returns for a second season, continuing Kanan’s harsh upbringing.
Season one of Power Raising Kanan has come to a conclusion, but Kanan’s transformation into a hardened criminal is only beginning.
Raising Kanan, the second spin-off from the hit crime drama Power, was renewed for a second season in July 2021, before the first episode had even aired.
The prequel, set in the 1990s, tells the origin story of 50 Cent’s fan-favorite character Kanan – now played by Mekai Curtis – and explains how the character grows from a fresh-faced adolescent to the vicious killer we see in Power.
However, the show did not dwell on Kanan’s involvement in the criminal world, and now an attempted murder by the ambitious drug dealer has created quite a cliffhanger for the next season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the second season of Power Raising Kanan.
Release Date for Season 2 of Raising Kanan
Power Raising Kanan has yet to receive an official release date, however a summer 2022 release date appears to be a possibility, based on the annual season. Raising Kanan was renewed for a second season on July 12, 2021, more than a week before its broadcast on July 18, 2021. Nonetheless, the show did not focus on Kanan’s connection in the criminal world, and now the opportunistic drug trafficker’s deliberate murder has created quite a cliffhanger for the next season.
Highlights from Season 2 of Raising Kanan
Patina Miller plays Raquel Thomas, London Brown plays Marvin Thomas, Lovie Simone plays Davina Harrison, and Omar Epps plays Malcolm Howard in the second season of Raising Kanan, which can be seen on Starz. There are other characters in the film besides those mentioned above, so watch it with your family and friends. The movie’s release date, as well as the cast and trailer details, are shown above. For many of these Binge watchers, Raising Kanan Season 2 has been on their list of things to watch.
Power Raising Kanan’s second season cast
Mekai Curtis as a young Kanan Stark and Patina Miller as his manipulative mother Raq are set to reprise their roles from Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Malcolm Mays will portray Lou-Lou, London Brown will play Marvin, and Hailey Kilgore will play Jukebox, Marvin’s daughter.
Raq’s drug-dealing rival Unique will be played by Joey Bada$$, Symphony will be played by Toby Sandeman, and Detective Shannon Burke will be played by Shanley Caswell.
After previously expressing that he would be open to a spin-off focusing on his character, Omar Epps will return as Detective Malcolm Howard, who survived being shot in a surprise twist.
“Oh, for sure [I’d be interested in a spin-off],” Epps told RadioTimes.com. “I’m not sure we’ll be able to go into Howard’s past.” It just has to be something out of the ordinary, something thrilling, and something that catches people off guard.”
In season two, Antonio Ortiz, a well-known actor, has been promoted from a recurring character to a series regular, hinting that music would continue to play a significant role in future episodes.
Season 2 of Raising Kanan will also feature some new characters, including Omar Dorsey (Queen Sugar), who will play Cartier “Duns” Fareed, a suave businessman looking to expand into new markets who might become involved with Lou-record Lou’s company.
Paulina Singer (Gotham) will play aspiring singer Zisa, while Greenleaf’s LeToya Luckett will play Jukebox’s pious mother Kenya. Finally, Renée Timmons, Marvin’s anger-management therapist, will be played by Krystal Joy Brown (The Equalizer).
“There’s a potential to bring in young Ghost, young Tommy, and Breeze,” executive producer 50 Cent told the Daily Express after cameos from the Power characters were ruled out for season one.
Story of Season 2 of Raising Kanan
Kanan attempts to assassinate his father, Detective Malcolm Howard, in the second season of Power Raising Kanan. The cop was assaulted and abandoned by the juvenile trafficker, but we learned in the season one finale that Malcolm had dodged the bullet and was now conscious. Unique’s mother, Raquel, intends to frame him for the crime despite the fact that he is already in prison. Will the investigator prioritise the safety of his son?
Kanan is hiding out in Maryland, but he has deep ties to the mob in South Jamaica, New York, and he has no idea that the cop he killed is his father. Raquel is a fierce lady who was caught dragging him into the family business after first hiding him from her drug dealing. As a result, according to actress Mekai Curtis, future episodes will focus on the implications of everyone else’s acts, and how this “shapes and moulds Kanan and his beliefs.”
That concludes Season 2 of Raising Kanan. Please stay tuned for additional updates, and thank you for taking the time to read this!