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Come Sunday, July 18, you are going to have a chance to check out the latest edition of the franchise on the air. This is a prequel to the original, and an ironically story to a guy whose story is, ironically already tied up in the present. If you want a few more details about what’s coming, check out the early description courtesy of the network:
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, though, 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.
While we do know how Kanan’s story ends already, there is a lot of material still to be mined from this! What makes Raising Kanan unique is that so much of the backstory for Kanan is still up in the air; we haven’t got a lot of the finer detail and through that, we have an opportunity to explore SO many new characters who could have an uncertain future.
What are you the most excited to see when it comes to Power Book III: Raising Kanan?
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