Power Book 3: Raising Kanan casts Little Fires Everywhere star Paul Yen for season 3

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Power Book III: Raising Kanan has added star Paul Yen to its cast.

The spin-off prequel series is due to return for its third season in December, with the Little Fires Everywhere star set to join as new character Quân in a recurring role, Deadline reports.

Yen is set to come onboard alongside previously-announced new cast members Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as Ishmael 'Snaps' Henry, Erika Woods (Blue Blood) as Stephanie 'Pop' Henry, and Grantham Coleman (The Americans) as Ronnie Mathis.

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Raising Kanan follows the younger years of 50 Cent's Power character Kanan Stark (played by Mekai Curtis) and how he got involved in a life of crime.

Season 3 will follow Kanan in the aftermath of the coordinated mob attack and a number of betrayals in the season 2 finale.

Last year, Curtis spoke to Digital Spy about filming darker scenes in season 2, saying: "At this point, I kind of do a disassociation thing.

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"I think there have definitely been difficult days – whether it be for, you know, the actual hours that we're putting in, whether it be the actual content or concept of what we're shooting.

"But by the end of the day, I'm so kind of, like, depleted and I've put my all into the work and what's happening I kind of just like, base out."

Power is currently in the middle of season 2 of Book IV: Force, which follows Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) in Chicago after the events of the main show.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan airs on Starz in the US and streams on Lionsgate+ in the UK, with season 3 set to premiere on December 1.

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