Deadline is exclusively reporting that Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods have signed up for recurring roles for the upcoming third season of crime drama series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
The official synopsis for the previous (second) season is as follows:
As we enter season two, Raquel ‘Raq’ Thomas has gained control over the city’s drug trade, but her son is slipping away. Kanan Stark returns to Queens uncertain of his future with the family business, and because of Detective Howard’s lingering secret, he’s even more uncertain of his past. Kanan searches for the truth while Raq boldly expands the business into hostile Mafia territory.
Lou-Lou has other plans that revolve around his emerging record label, but Raq isn’t about to let his side hustle get in the way of her expansion. Although Marvin remains Raq’s loyal soldier, he struggles to earn Jukebox’s forgiveness and become the father she deserves. The ties that bind this family are becoming undone, but Raq will stop at nothing to hold them together.
The report states that Wendell Pierce (whose credits include The Wire and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) will be playing the role of Ishmael ‘Snaps’ Henry, a living legend on the street, former bank robber, and OG dealer who now acts as a mentor and financier for up-and-comers like Kanan. His partner also happens to be the love of his life and wife, Stephanie ‘Pop’ Henry, played by Erika Woods (whose credits include Blue Bloods and The Blacklist). They join new additions Tony Danza and Grantham Coleman for the third season.
Production on the third season is currently underway. The second season stars MeKai Curtis, Patina Miller, Omar Epps, Malcolm Mays, London Brown, Hailey Kilgore, KJ Smith, Tracy Perez, Michael Rispoli and Paloma Guzman.