‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’: When Will the Season 1 Finale Air on Starz?

After an explosive first season, Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1 is set to come to a jaw-dropping end. In the first season of the Power prequel series, we’ve watched 15-year-old Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis), slowly begin his transformation. It’s clear now how he became the monstrous gangster that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson portrayed in Power.

Kanan had the opportunity to go to an elite school. However, he chose instead to infiltrate himself into his drug queenpin mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas’ (Patina Miller) drug empire. It’s a business that Raq runs with her brothers  Lou Lou (Malcolm Mays) and Marvin (London Brown).

Kanan’s decisions and impulsive behavior have affected everyone around him including his friends and his cousin Jukebox (Hailey Kilgore). Now that Raq is in a full-fledged war with rival dealer Unique (Joey Bada$$), things are set to explode.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Power Book III: Raising Kanan Episode 109 “Loyal to the End”]

Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark dressed in all black in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'
Mekai Curtis as Kanan Stark in ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ | Starz

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What will the ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 1 finale be about?

Amid the attack on Lou Lou’s life, Raq has set things in motion. She plans to eliminate Unique and takedown Detective Malcolm Howard (Omar Epps), Kanan’s biological father in the same breath. In episode 109, “Loyal to the End,” Raq tells a comatose Lou, “They forgot who the f*** I am Lou, where the f*** I come from. But they bout to remember me. They bout to know me.”

The season 1 finale of Power Book III: Raising Kanan is going to be full of drama and chaos. The official description reads, “As the situation in the neighborhood turns dire, Raq scrambles to get Kanan out of harm’s way.”

In the trailer for the season finale, we can see Raq telling someone that it’s the first night of the rest of their lives. Meanwhile Unique promises to burn the southside.

Following the shooting of Detective Howard, Kanan says, “I had to do it. They was coming after me and my family.”

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When will the season 1 finale air on Starz?

Power Book III: Raising Kanan fans were horrified when Starz delayed episode 106, “Level Up.” However, the season finale, “Paid In Full” is expected to air on Starz at its normal time. It will debut Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 8 pm EST.

It looks like Raq’s plan of revenge against Unique is set to play out one way or another and from the previews we’re not certain it’s going to go according to plan. Some Raising Kanan fans are also hoping that Kanan’s future business partner, Breeze, the one who helped mentor Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) will also be making an appearance.

However things pan out in this season finale will certainly set things in motion when Raising Kanan returns for season 2.

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When will ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 2 debut?

Ahead of the series premiere of Raising Kanan, Starz renewed it for a second season. “One season isn’t enough to tell the coming of age story of Kanan Stark and his mother, Raq, a fierce and successful woman who is a force of nature,” Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said in a statement via Entertainment Weekly. “The anticipation globally for more of the Power Universe made it clear that the Kanan story needs to continue.”

The second season of Raising Kanan isn’t expected to debut until late summer or early fall 2022. However, we do know that the cast and the crew are already filming. Starz has also released some details about what fans can expect. A slew of new characters will expand Kanan’s world.

Destiny’s Child alum, LeToya Luckett will play Kenya, Jukebox’s mother, and Marvin’s ex. Considering how things have currently transpired between Jukebox and her father, Kenya’s presence should be interesting. Queen Sugar’s Omar Dorsey will play Cartier “Duns” Fareed a charismatic businessman. Krystal Joy Brown is set to portray “Renée Timmons. She is Marvin’s anger management therapist. Meanwhile, Paulina Singer will play Zisa, an up-and-coming singer on Lou Lou and Crown’s (Quincy Brown) music label.