Mekai Curtis and 50 Cent on set of Raising Kanan season two
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Raising Kanan is the second of the three Power spin-offs released so far on Starz, delving into the past of the original drama. It has quickly won over subscribers with the prequel exploring what makes Kanan Thomas (played by Mekai Curtis) tick and how his teenage years transformed him into the main villain of Power. Express.co.uk has everything there is to know about the filming locations for Raising Kanan season two.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Raising Kanan.
Where was Raising Kanan season 2 filmed?
Raising Kanan initially launched in July 2021 and, as predicted, the first series went down a storm with fans of the Power franchise.
Starz had faith in the drama even before the viewing figures came out as six days prior to Raising Kanan’s debut, the streaming service renewed it for a second season.
As well as showing confidence in the prequel, the early renewal also meant filming could begin sooner rather than later.
Shooting for series two of Raising Kanan began while season one was still airing on July 22, 2021.
Raising Kanan season two is set in 1990s South Jamaica, Queens, in the heart of New York.
According to Marvin Thomas actor London Brown, all of the Big Apple was used in some way for filming the new episodes.
He told Express.co.uk: “We shoot really all over New York, interior things we do on a sound stage in the Bronx and we do some exterior things on the actual locations.
“So in some capacity, we work in all of the boroughs at some point, so it’s one of those things where they’ll make it work and somebody’s got to change street signs.
“Exterior stuff, standing in front of the yard at the house on a porch, stuff like that, that’ll be in the actual cities.”
The five New York boroughs are the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
When Raising Kanan is back for the second series, fans should expect to recognise scenes featuring not only the streets of Queens but the rest of NYC’s surrounding areas.
Despite filming starting in July last year, there were some delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
So it has been reported that shooting for season two finished off sometime in March 2022.
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There will be plenty to catch up on when Raising Kanan does return thanks to the various cliffhangers.
Marvin was arrested for an open drug warrant after Toni Deep (AnnaLynne McCord) stitched him up.
Kanan shot Detective Malcolm Howard (Omar Epps) on his mum Raq’s (Patina Miller) orders but didn’t finish the job so the officer was taken to hospital.
Little does Kanan know that Detective Howard is actually his biological father, a fact neither he or his mum have discussed with the teen as of yet.
Raising Kanan season two will consist of 10 episodes like the first series on Starz.
The description for episode one reads: “Kanan returns to Queens where Raq is trying to mend the many fractures in the Thomas family.
“As Raq expands her empire, Kanan doubts his future in the drug game.
“Meanwhile, Detective Howard is released from the hospital.”
Power Book III: Raising Kanan will premiere on Sunday, August 14, on Starz in America and Starzplay via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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