After 3 successful episodes of Power Book 2: Ghost, STARZ announce that they will renew the popular series for another season.
This is one of the many planned spinoffs that are to come.
“Power Book II: Ghost” picks up soon after the events of the original series, as Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey, Jr.) deals with new troubles of his own. His father James “Ghost” St. Patrick is dead, and his mother, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), is facing charges for his murder, even though Tariq was the shooter.
According to Starz, the premiere of “Power Book II: Ghost” scored 7.5 million multiplatform views in its first week, making it the most-watched new series in the network’s history.
Wow! Power fans did not come to play. Before the season dropped many fans stated that they really didn’t want to watch if Ghost wasn’t apart of it. Now that the series has dropped they all seem to be singing a different tune. Fans all over the world have expressed how they like the show even better now.
You have to admit, everyone is doing their thing this season. Mary J Blige’s character is a BOSS! Method Man is holding it down too.
Somehow the writers have seemed to make Tariq likeable, catching most of us by surprise.
Christina Davis, the president of programming at Starz says:
“The success of ‘Ghost’ right out of the gate is a tribute to the quality of Courtney’s storytelling, the strength of the ‘Power’ franchise and the loyalty of our incredible fans. What Courtney, Curtis and their team have accomplished in creating the ‘Power’ Universe is nothing short of extraordinary. It is a privilege to be able to continue the journey of ‘Power’ with the audience and we look forward to delving deeper into this world in exciting new ways for many seasons to come.”
The first season of “Power Book II: Ghost” is airing in two parts due to COVID-19 production difficulties. The mid-season finale is set for Oct. 4, and sources say the plan is for the series to return to set later this year to shoot the five remaining episodes.
The Power universe does not end here. A prequel set in the ’90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark; “Power Book IV: Influence,” which follows Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate in the initial series) in his pursuit of political power; and “Power Book V: Force,” centering on Joseph Sikora’s character of Tommy Egan, Ghost’s partner in crime, after he cuts ties and leaves New York.