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​Power Book II: Ghost To Be Released In September

​Power Book II: Ghost To Be Released In September

Despite many hold-ups within the entertainment industry thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the sequel is on track for a September release

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Power sequel Power Book II: Ghost will be making its debut this September, with a teaser also due to drop this Sunday.

Despite many hold-ups within the entertainment industry thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, series franchise creator Courtney A. Kemp confirmed that everything was on track for a September 2020 premiere, writing on Twitter: "The wait is over. Power Book II: Ghost premieres this September. Tune in for an exclusive teaser this Sunday on the @Starz App. #PowerBook2 #PowerNeverEnds."

She also shared a new key art poster for the series.

Power Book II: Ghost is being billed as a new modern-day sequel for the franchise, which will focus on Michael Rainey Jr.'s character Tariq.

It will also star Mary J. Blige as successful businesswoman Monet, along with Method Man, who plays an attorney called David MacClean.

LaToya Tonodeo will also feature as Monet's daughter, while familiar faces from the original series including Naturi Naughton's Tasha and Shane Johnson's Cooper Saxe are set to return.

Rumours of Power spin-offs, sequels and prequels have been doing the rounds for a while, with an announcement last year confirming that Power Book II: Ghost starring Mary J Blige would be coming to Starz to pick up where the original series ended.

Later, a raft of three more titles were also added to the Power universe, with actor 50 Cent sharing a list of the new series on Twitter: Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence and Power Book V: Force.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Starz's president and CEO, Jeffrey Hirsch said: "In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time.

"These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power's most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own."

Power Book III: Raising Kanan is set to be a prequel set in the 1990s - and looks to be the series previously teased by 50 Cent in an Instagram post.

Power Book IV: Influence will centre on Rashad Tate (played by Larenz Tate) and his journey to try and get as much power as possible.

Power Book V: Force, meanwhile, will follow Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) as he tries to leave his old life behind him and start again in New York.

Featured Image Credit: Starz

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film