The legacy lives on in Power Book II: Ghost trailer
Starz has released the official Power Book II: Ghost trailer for creator Courtney A. Kemp’s first Power spinoff series, featuring the introduction of Cliff “Method Man” Smith as he portrays a sharp and ethically challenged attorney, who gets unwilling dragged into the world of drugs by Michael Rainey Jr.’s Tariq. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 9PM ET/PT. After that, it will then move to its regular timeslot starting on September 13 at 8PM ET/PT. Check out the video in the player below along with the new key art!
“We are thrilled to bring the fans the next chapter in the Power universe with ‘Power Book II: Ghost.’ We know they have been waiting too long to rejoin Tasha and Tariq as he navigates the criminal world and the academic world without ever taking his eyes off the prize: his mother’s freedom,” Kemp said in a statement. “Along with reconnecting with some old favorites, we are excited for the audience to meet a host of new characters, including powerful allies like Method Man’s Davis MacLean and potential foes like Mary J. Blige’s Monet Tejada. ‘Power Book II: Ghost,’ hits the ground running, throwing fans right back into the action just 72 hours after the events of Power 615. I won’t say too much more but what I can promise is that once the ride begins, we don’t slow down.”
Created once again by original showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, the series picks up shortly after the original series as Tariq St. Patrick finds himself on his own for the first time in his life as his father is dead and his mother, Tasha, is facing charges for the murder Tariq committed, all while attending an Ivy League to earn his inheritance. Tariq finds himself splitting his time between school and hustling to pay for his mother’s defense attorney Davis McLean, turning to the drug game and becoming intertwined with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada.
The series for the cast sees the returns of Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq and Naturi Naughton as Tasha, as well as Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy) as Monet, Shane Johnson returning as Cooper Saxe, Gani Paolo (The Fosters), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan), Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-O), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce) and Melanie Liburd (This is Us).
Kemp acts as creator, showrunner and executive producer via her banner End of Episode alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via his G-Unit Film and Television company, with Mark Canton executive producing for Atmosphere Entertainment MM and End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus also attached.