‘Raising Kanan’ Star Raq Stops At Nothing!

Can”t wait for Episode 5 of “Raising Kanan.” It’s entitled “What Happens In The Catskills.”

Airdate: September 11, 2022

Written by: Tash Gray

Directed by: Hernan Otaño

About the episode:

Raq focuses on mother-son bonding with Kanan in the Catskills, but is interrupted when business follows them. Burke digs into Howard’s personal life.


Set in the early 1990’s, the third series in the “Power” Universe tells the origin story of fan favorite character, “Kanan Stark,” and follows his coming of age in South Jamaica, Queens. Raised by a single mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s emerging criminal empire, Kanan charts out a path through some of the city’s most volatile streets while, at the same time, navigating his way through adolescence, which has its own dangers and pitfalls.


“Raising Kanan” stars MeKai Curtis in the titular role of “Kanan” and Tony® Awards winner Patina Miller (“Madam Secretary,” The Hunger Games Franchise) as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas.

In this second season, Raquel “Raq” Thomas has gained control over the city’s drug trade, but her son is slipping away. After being whisked out of the city for his own safety at the end of season one, Kanan Stark returns to Queens uncertain of his future with the family business. Meanwhile, a secret about his mother and neighborhood antagonist, Detective Malcolm Howard, threatens to upend everything Kanan thought he knew about himself and his family. While trying to allay her son’s concerns,  Raq boldly expands the family business into hostile Mafia territory. She gets no help from her younger brother, Lou-Lou, who has other plans that revolve around his emerging record label. On the other hand, Marvin, the oldest of the Thomas siblings, remains Raq’s loyal soldier, but struggles to earn his daughter, Jukebox’s, forgiveness after their brutal fight in season one.


The ties that bind this family together are becoming undone, but Raq will stop at nothing to hold them together.