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Starz Boss Jeffrey Hirsch Says Power Sequels And Prequels In Development Are Better Than Original

Starz Boss Jeffrey Hirsch Says Power Sequels And Prequels In Development Are Better Than Original

The president of Starz, the network that distributes Power, has confirmed there are prequels and sequels to the show currently in development, even saying they are 'better than the original' show.

Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch has revealed the news at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The show, which is available on Netflix in the UK, is set to end soon, with the sixth season confirmed to be the final one.

Credit: Starz
Credit: Starz
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But, thanks to Hirsch, we know that it's not the end for the show, with at least four spinoffs currently in development.

Although he didn't give much away about the details, including characters, he did say that ideas are in development for the prequels, sequels and spinoffs.

He added: "There's a lot of rich characters that we can choose to pull out."

When pressed on the characters that will be involved, Hirsch declined to comment, adding that then 'you'd know who does and doesn't die' in the last season.

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He did, however, say that what he'd seen of it so far is 'good if not better than what Courtney Kemp put together'.

That's a very bold statement indeed for fans of the show.

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Courtney Kemp (left) and Mary J Blige (right). Credit: PA
Courtney Kemp (left) and Mary J Blige (right). Credit: PA

Speaking at the Television Critics Association's press tour this week, Kemp said: "We have alluded previously to various spin-offs, prequels, and other expansions of the Power universe.

"Today we are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of Power. Power Book II: Ghost will continue the journey of some of Power's most controversial characters."

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The spin-off will centre on Blige's character, but details on who she will be are being kept strictly under wraps.

The second half of the final season of Power premiered on Netflix on 6 January, with episodes dropping weekly until 3 February.

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Amelia Ward

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