Power: Starz tease four spin-off series starring Kanan and Ghost
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Starz drama series Power finished in February 2020 as lead character James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick) was killed off. Power fans are keen to know what comes next and if there will be more. American broadcaster Starz confirmed several spin-offs extending the series. Express.co.uk has the lowdown on the show’s future and the franchise as a whole.
Will there be another series of Power?
For fans of Power, there’s bad news: the show is over for good.
Season six was the last one for the drama created by Courtney A. Kemp.
However, the Power franchise is far from over after US network Starz confirmed there would be a slew of spin-off series from the drama.
Starz shared a video confirming the new additions to the Power universe including the previously announced Power Book II: Ghost.
Other spin-offs include Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force. But it looks like the previously announced Power Book V: Influence has been pushed back.
The different shows will have characters from the original Power series.
For instance, Book II will be picking up straight off the back of the events of the Power series finale.
There will be a mere 72 hours between Power and Power Book II: Ghost, suggesting there’s more to come from the show yet.
Although Ghost might not be in the frame, there will definitely be more from the characters viewers have come to know and love over the past six years. Some fans are intrigued by what actor Hardwick makes of Ghost’s death in the show and how much his salary was during his time on the programme.
Others want to know how much Sikora was paid for his role in the series.
Along with featuring Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) and Tasha (Naturi Naughton), there will be new characters played by Method Man and Mary J. Blige. However, Naughton has opened up about how tough she found shooting some scenes without Hardwick as her screen partner.
Kemp hinted Tommy could also be back in the show with a reunion of sorts in Book II.
Following the Power finale after the credits, fans were treated to a clip from a forthcoming prequel series.
The prequel was set in 1996 will be part of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, focusing on the origin story of Kanan Stark (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson).
However, the series will be taking things back to the Nineties and also looking at young versions of Ghost, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) and how they became the characters audiences met in Power.
The spin-off series were previously confirmed by Starz but apart from a few details, not much was known.
50 Cent also hinted through his hashtag #PowerNeverEnds the show wasn’t going to be going anywhere.
Speaking about parent series Power coming to a close, creator Courtney A. Kemp seems to hint similarly with the universe simply expanding outwards.
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Kemp told Deadline: “It feels to me like Power has not ended, and then I’m back in my old office working on the spinoffs and we’re shooting Book II.
“So, you know, 50 said #PowerNeverEnds, and it really has felt that way.”
The cast and crew have also previously suggested Power wasn’t ending even if it looked like the show was wrapping up.
Kemp’s vision seems to suggest Power was simply a chapter in this sprawling story with many more stories to be told.
Much like HBO series The Wire, Power also seems to be branching off into different spheres including the political arena with Power Book IV: Influence which will follow Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate) and his rise to the top.
Also, Power Book IV: Force will follow Tommy after he left town and headed for California to start a new business and leave behind New York.
Details about casting are starting to emerge now for Force with many actors joining Sikora in the fray.
Fans have been speculating about Book II with some people wondering if Cash will return to kill Tasha in revenge for his mother LaKeisha Grant’s (La La Anthony) death.
The show was originally going to have Angela originally killing her boyfriend Greg Knox (Andy Bean) but this was changed, while the stars have revealed the real reason she was murdered.
Naturi Naughton has also spoken about Power Book II and whether Ghost faked his own death.
She also addressed why Tasha named Tommy in court at the end of the first episode of Ghost, while others thing she could accidentally reveal Tariq was the one who pulled the trigger.
Some are wondering if Tariq could hand himself in as the pressure starts to mount.
There are also questions over newcomer Rico Barnes, who featured in the last couple of episodes.
Power season 6 is available to watch on the Starz app and Netflix UK now
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