The “Power” spin-off series are officially underway. STARZ has confirmed plans to immediately start the rollout of four shows connected to the “Power” universe.
Big Facts: Last night, “Power” executive producer 50 Cent shared a trailer for his new spin-offs and revealed “Power Book II: Ghost” will premiere this summer.
High-Key Details: Details surrounding the upcoming shows and its key characters have also surfaced online.
Along with the previously announced “Power Book II: Ghost,” the premium cabler has also commissioned “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence,” and “Power Book V: Force.” “Raising Kanan” is a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark. “Influence” will follow Rashad Tate in his pursuit of political power. “Force” centers on Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. Larenz Tate will reprise his role as Rashad Tate in “Influence,” while Joseph Sikora will return as Tommy for “Force.” (Variety)
Wait, There’s More: This past weekend, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp talked about what fans should expect when actress Mary J. Blige stars in the upcoming “Power Book II: Ghost” series.
It really is a continuation. It picks up 72 hours after the end of Power Book I, and it pushes you right into what happens next. I mean, there’s Mary, there’s Method Man and there’s a very complicated and interesting framework that we’re dealing with But, a lot of what was in the original Power, which is the idea of being torn between two worlds, is there.
Before You Go: Kemp also discussed the “Power” finale ending with Tasha St. Patrick getting locked up for the murder of James “Ghost” St. Patrick.
I feel as a mom, I’ve made a lot of sacrifices for my kid, and I would do it again. I don’t think you ever regret making a sacrifice for your child. I just don’t think you do. I can only speak to being a mother, but I’ve seen fathers also give the ultimate for their child, you know? So Tasha going to jail instead when Tariq has his whole life ahead of you, and you blame yourself for some of your choices, why not? Why not? (Deadline)