Welcome back to the gritty streets of Southside Jamaica, Queens, where the third season of the series takes place. Book of Power III: Raising Kanan Thomas returns with his family moments after a devastating mob attack. Struggling with the shattered remains of their once thriving criminal empire, the family attempts to rebuild their organization. Of course, each participant will have to face new challenges that force them to realize their identity and their place in the criminal empire. In the new season, the Thomas family navigates a complex landscape of good and evil, loyalty and disloyalty, as they try to uncover even more disturbing truths about their loved ones.

Season 3 Book of Power III: Raising Kanan officially returns to Starz on December 1, 2023. Get to know the gang with our cast and character guide below.

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Book of Power III: Raising Kanan

Date of issue
July 18, 2021

Mekai Curtis, Patina Miller, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Joey Bada$$, Shanley Caswell, Haley Kilgore, Toby Sunderman, Lovie Simone, Omar Epps, Antonio Ortiz, Grantham Coleman

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Sasha Penn


Mario Van Peebles, Rob Hardy

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Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark

Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark in Power Book III: Raising Kanan promotional image
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Mekai Curtis plays Kanan Stark, the 15-year-old protagonist Book of Power III: Raising Kanan row. Coming from a family of criminals led by his mother, Kanan was believed to be the son of the notorious gangster Rondell Def Con Stark until he actually learned of his biological father. Growing up in a world of crime, Kanan is determined to join his mother’s drug empire. Although his mother had doubts at first, Kanan is determined to fulfill his destiny in the underworld. Curtis received recognition for his roles in Milo Murphy’s Law And Developmental delay.

Patina Miller as Raquel “Cancer” Thomas

Patina Miller as Rak Thomas in Power Book III: Raising Kanan
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Patina Miller plays Raquel “Cancer” Thomas, one of Queens’ two main drug lords and Kanan’s mother. Despite her involvement in criminal activity, Rowe is determined to protect Kanan from the dangerous drug trade. She is willing to go to great lengths to ensure his safety, but in reality, she does not hesitate to make tough and bloody decisions for the sake of her criminal empire. Miller gained fame as Commander Paylor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 And 2 and her leading role in the political drama Madam Secretary as Daisy Grant.

Omar Epps as Detective Malcolm Howard

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Omar Epps plays Detective Malcolm Howard, an NYPD officer specializing in South Jamaica, Queens. He is determined to complete his mission to clean up the most dangerous area of ​​the city. Growing up in the area, Malcolm chose a different path in life and chose life on the police force rather than spending his adult years on the streets. Epps previously starred in films such as Love and basketball and played Dr. Dennis Grant in the medical drama. ambulance.

London Brown as Marvin Thomas

Marvin Thomas in Power Book III: Raising Kanan
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London Brown plays Marvin Thomas, Lu-Lu and Ruck’s older brother, Jukebox’s father, and Kanan’s uncle. In Cancer’s drug organization, Marvin is an enforcer, relying largely on his physical strength rather than his intellectual acumen. Known for his volatile and impulsive nature, he readily engages in confrontations, displaying short-tempered behavior. His brash personality and short temper create a barrier for his daughter, Jukebox, to reach him. Brown received recognition for his role in the HBO series. Ballers starring together Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Malcolm Mays as Lou-Lou Thomas

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Malcolm Mays plays Lou-Lou Thomas, Cancer’s younger brother and confidante. Unlike Rak and Marvin, Lu-Lu is quieter and gentler. However, don’t judge a book by its cover. Behind his appearance lies an extremely loyal man who does not shy away from taking decisive action when the situation calls for it. Outside of the family business, Lu-Lu has a deep passion for the music industry, and while he is loyal to the organization, Lu-Lu can’t help but wonder about a future outside of his family’s criminal dealings. Mays made his mark on the FX drama Snowfallwhich explores the origins of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Haley Kilgore as Jukebox

Jukebox in Power Book III Raising Kanan
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Hayley Kilgore plays Jukebox, Kanan’s cousin. Jukebox becomes a caring figure in Kanan’s life, offering advice and insight into what’s going on in their family. Jukebox is first introduced in a flashback to 1985, where she is held back by the bullies who attacked her cousin. It was also revealed that Kanan is the first person of the house after Jukebox shared details about her sexual orientation. Kilgore received recognition for her role as Ti Moon in the Broadway production Once upon a time on this island.

Joey Badass$$ as unique

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Joey Badas$$ plays Unique, a fearsome drug lord ruling South Jamaica, Queens. Entrusted with the throne by his imprisoned brother serving a life sentence, Yunik sets himself the task of establishing dominance over the gritty streets. Thomas’s family’s cancer and drug dealing are his main opponents in this quest for control. Thanks to his unyielding tenacity and charisma, it is easy for him to organize actions on blocks and overcome any obstacles. In addition to his on-screen presence, Badas$$ is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era. His versatility extends to appearances in productions such as Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Netflix short film Two distant strangers.

Shanley Caswell as Detective Burke

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Shanley Caswell plays Detective Burke, Malcolm Howard’s newly appointed partner in the New York City Police Department. Burke comes from a long line of Irish-American police officers and represents the first generation of female detectives in her family. Even though she is a third generation cop, she is determined to appear hardworking, smart and tough. However, her lack of experience is evident as she tries to cope with the challenges of being a green detective. Caswell has demonstrated her acting skills in films such as Spell And Detention.

Antonio Ortiz as Sean “Famous” Figueroa

Sean the Famous Figueroa in Power Book III: Raising Kanan
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Antonio Ortiz plays Sean “Famous” Figueroa, Kanan’s charismatic, humorous and outgoing best friend. A talented, aspiring rapper, Famous is not only pursuing his musical dreams, but also protecting his sister Jessica. His loyalty extends fervently to Kanan and the entire Thomas family. Familiar got his nickname after reading a poem on the radio, a speech that Kanan may have considered trash, but one that nonetheless made him noticeable among his peers. Ortiz has experience appearing on television shows such as 22 New York, GravityAnd Sinner.

Tony Danza as Stefano Marchetti

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Tony Danza plays Stefano Marchetti, the godfather of the New York mafia and the most powerful figure in the city. With his unrivaled power, Marchetti controls the city’s criminal underworld, so anyone who wants to do business in New York must seek his approval or face serious consequences. Danza is known for his notable roles in television series such as Taxi And Who’s in charge?.

New actors

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In the upcoming third season Book of Power III: Raising Kananviewers can expect new characters, including Wendell Pierce like Snaps Henry, Erica Woods like Pop Henry, and Grantham Coleman like Ronnie.