Power Book III: Raising Kanan premiered on Starz in July and ended its first season on September 26. Created by Sascha Penn and derived from the 2014 Power show is a prequel series chronicling the rise of New York gangster Kanan Stark. Mekai Curtis directs the series as the namesake character, previously played by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. But the secondary characters are just as important.
One of them is Kanan’s uncle, Marvin Thomas. Played by London Brown, he helps raise Kanan and makes him the man he ultimately became. He is also the family repairman, always ready for anything. But there were times when he couldn’t get by, like in the Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1 finale.
In an interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Brown shared his thoughts on the last episode, his hopes for his character, and more.
Where ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Left Uncle Marvin
In the Season 1 finale, Raq enlisted Marvin to get Kanan out of town after Detective Malcolm Howard (Omar Epps) attempted. He was on the verge of getting his nephew back when he was arrested and arrested by the police for drug trafficking. At the station, Marvin learned that Toni had set him up, but he wasn’t worried, bragging about how well he was.
With no one else to turn to, Raquel Thomas (Patina Miller) asked Symphony Bosket (Toby Sandeman) to come pick up her son. And he did, driving Kanan to Maryland.
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What Happens in Season 2 of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”?
For Brown, all Marvin really wants is for his sister to respect him. He believes the next season “will explore that more and pursue more of what happened in the first season.”
“Marvin has a lot of problems. There are a lot of things that make Marvin what he is. There are a lot of good things about him, but there are also a lot of personal demons that he tries to face, ”he explained. “So in the second season I think people are going to see the struggle for him to have to deal with the need to shed the remnants of his past.”
“This whole girl thing is one of those things that I think you’re going to see him try to get rid of as he tries to mend his relationship with her,” Brown continued, referring to Marvin’s fight with her. Jukebox girl (Hailey Kilgore).
“But also, he’s trying to mend his relationship with his sister,” Brown added. “Because as far as we know, his sister just knows he didn’t show up. He was trying, but he didn’t. So Marvin has to patch up a lot of relationships throughout the show. that will appear as we go along. “
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London Brown’s hopes for Marvin
While we’re all happy to hear that Marvin is working on himself and his violent tendencies, Brown is hopeful that he doesn’t “lose his edge,” due to the fun of playing him.
“I just want him to be respected again,” he shared. “But I want her situation resolved with her daughter.” I don’t know how it’s going to be, but I would like this to be fixed or at least people to see it and know that it is trying to fix it. It’s not like Marvin had this incident with his daughter and then went to watch the game in the living room. He broke down. He was really hurt because of it.
“So if we can come up with a solution to that and let Marvin be a work in progress, I think that would be good middle ground,” Brown concluded.
Raising Kanan Season 2 is currently filming in New York. Starz hasn’t shared a release date for it, but the show is slated to return in 2022.