Power Book Iii: Raising Kanan: Season 1
Set in Southside 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. 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 that offers both a refuge from the divisiveness and discord of an increasingly fractious world...and opportunities for the ones who are closest to us to betray us and our values.