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‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’: How to Watch the Season 1 Finale for Free

The finale episode arrives on Starz on September 26.

Cara Howe

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The season finale of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” the latest prequel series in the original “Power” franchise, will air arrive on Starz on Sunday. Whether you’re new to the cable network, or a returning customer, there are a bunch of budget-friendly ways to subscribe.

Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, the sprawling family drama revolves around the coming-of-age of Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) — Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner, and adversary, who dies in a hail of gunfire in “Power’s” final season. In the prequel series, Kanan is the 15-year-old only child of Raquel “Raq” Thomas (Patina Miller), a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers around the city. Like its predecessors, “Power” and “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Raising Kanan” explores themes of identity, violence, loyalty, and legacy. It’s also a deep dive into the pathology of family: The nuanced but unique dynamic between parent and child, mother and father, and brother and sister.

The cast includes Omar Epps (“House,” “Love and Basketball”) as Detective Malcolm Howard, London Brown (“Ballers”) as Marvin Thomas, Malcolm Mays (“Them,” “Snowfall”) as Louis “Lou-Lou” Thomas, Hailey Kilgore (“Respect”) as Jukebox, Joey Bada$$ (“Wu-Tang and American Saga”) as Unique, Toby Sandeman (“The Royals”) as Symphony Bosket, Shanley Caswell (“The Conjuring”) as Detective Shannon Burke, Lovie Simone (“The Craft: Legacy”) as Davina Harrison, and Quincy Brown (“Dope”) as Crown Camacho. The season finale will arrive on the app on September 26, and will premiere on the network at 8:00 p.m. EST.

You can subscribe to Starz for just $3 for the first three months. The limited-time offer (for new and returning customers) means you can sign up today and instantly stream “Raising Kanan,” “BMF,” and more series on the platform for just $1 a month. The membership will go up to $8.99 a month after the promo ends but you can cancel at anytime. For those who want to save even more money, Starz on Hulu lets you enjoy the platform for free for the first week (and then $8.99 a month after that). Another option is to sign up for Starz through Amazon Prime. Customers who join Amazon Prime, which is currently offering a free 30-day trial, can add Starz for $4.49 a month for the first six months (offer ends September 26). Amazon Prime costs $12.99 a month after the first month, and includes access to the massive Prime Video library. You can cancel any of the aforementioned memberships at any time.

Starz can also be added to your Xfinity cable package for an additional $8.99 a month. And for those of you looking to sign up for Direct TV, the Premier Package (140+ channels) includes HBO Max, Starz, Cinemax, and Showtime.

Starz boasts an expansive library of movies and TV series which includes “P-Valley,” “Blindspotting,” “American Gods,” “Run the World,” “Outlander,” “Confronting a Serial Killer,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” and more originals. Starz is also a destination for hit movies and cult classics, such as “Top Gun,” “Life,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Jumanji: Next Level,” “Bad Boys for Life,” “Monster Hunter,” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

“Raising Kanan” is created by Sascha Penn, who also serves as showrunner, and executive producer, alongside Courtney A. Kemp, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. All three installments of the “Power” Universe series are executive-produced by Kemp, through her production company End of Episode, along with Lionsgate Television, 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM.

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