The hit Starz series concluded in February with the shocking reveal of Tariq St. Patrick (played by Michael Rainey Jr.) as the murderer of his own father, series protagonist James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). The show upped the ante by also revealing that Tariq’s mother and Ghost’s wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), took the fall for their son, ending up in prison.
The finale left fans itching for more stories within the “Power” universe. They are now thrilled to learn that would come in the form of four, in a “Power” spinoff series‘: “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence,” and “Power Book V: Force.”
“It does not make sense to even market or promote the idea of [‘Power’] ending when it’s growing so fast. Like this year, the first episode of ‘Power’ came in 40 percent over its last season’s viewership. The show is still growing, so there’s no reason for you to say that it’s gonna end, ’cause it’s not,” 50 Cent told The Hollywood Reporter of his reasoning behind continuing the stories.
He shared a teaser from the first sequel, “Power Book II: Ghost,” which picks up after the events of the show’s finale. The continuation puts Tasha and Tariq front and center as detectives try to get to the bottom of what really happened to Ghost.
In the teaser, we see glimpses of old favorites (and-not-so-favorites), as well as new additions to the story including Mary J. Blige’s drug kingpin character, Monet Stewart Tejada, and Method Man’s high-powered attorney character Davis MacLean. It appears that the series’ events can be summed up by a simple statement from Tariq in the 30-second video: “I have to do anything to help my mother.”
According to the show synopsis, “Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean (Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith), the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson).” Tariq’s efforts to balance his life of crime with his college coursework is what inevitably causes him to cross paths with Blige’s character, the head of a “cutthroat” family.
Fans are more than ready to see their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters return to the small screen.
“This bout be littttttttttttttttt,” commented an excited fan.
“So Ready!!! Tyriq gets on my whole nerve tho,” admitted another while a third wrote “Ohhh shitttt!!! More heat coming 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”
“Power Book II: Ghost” premieres on Starz in September.