‘Power Book II: Ghost’: 50 Cent Explains What He’s Most Proud of About the Show
Power Book II: Ghost has become one of Starz’s most impactful series. The first spinoff in the Power Universe follows Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.), the son of the late kingpin, James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), as he balances his college studies and his role as a burgeoning kingpin.
In addition to Power Book II: Ghost, #PowerNeverEnds extends out past this series. Fans of Power can also expect, Power Book III: Raising Kanan which follows Ghost and Tommy’s (Joseph Sikora) friend turned nemesis Kanan (portrayed by 50 Cent in Power and Mekai Curtis in the spinoff) during his teen years. Power Book IV: Force centers Tommy’s life after Ghost’s death as he leaves New York City behind. Then, Power Book V: Influence will explore New York City councilman Rashad Tate’s (Larenz Tate) race to the governor’s mansion.
With Power Book II: Ghost garnered massive ratings and multiple NAACP Image Award wins. Now 50 Cent is revealing why he’s most proud of the show.
When will ‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Season 2 premiere?
Season 2 of Ghost is set to debut in the fall of 2021. Creator Courtney A. Kemp has already given fans a sneak peek into what is to come. “In the second season, Tariq’s journey with the Tejada family will get even more complicated — and more dangerous — as he begins to understand the man he’s going to become,” Kemp told TVLine.
Daniel Sunjata has been cast as Mecca, the Tejada’s menacing supplier. Also, there will also be some major adjustments for Tariq at school.
“Well, one thing I think I can say [in] season two, Tariq’s class, the Canonical Studies class, moves into an ethics unit,” Kemp told Deadline via Express. “So, next year, we will be exploring ethics, and I will leave it at that.”
‘Power’ fans underestimated ‘Power Book II: Ghost’
As much as fans adored Power, fans did not believe that Ghost would be successful especially after the death of Hardwick’s Ghost. Many fans did not feel like 20-year-old Rainey could carry a season.
With the NAACP wins, Kemp thanked her fans and clapped back at trolls and haters. “To the haters who said it would never work. To the doubters who told me to my face and behind my back that we couldn’t make it happen. To those insidious people who thought @michaelraineyjr couldn’t carry a show,” she shared on Instagram. “Got some advice for y’all. First— never underestimate the strength or determination of a Black woman. Second, never sleep on the creativity and ingenuity of my people.”
From what we’ve seen thus far, it looks like Kemp and her co-creator 50 Cent know exactly what they’re doing.
50 Cent says this is why he’s most proud of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’
When it comes to his NAACP Award-winning series, 50 Cent credits Kemp’s genius. “A big part of it is having a female running the show,” the producer told Extra’s, Rachel Lindsay. “I’m really proud of transitioning and putting the right actors into the show. I knew Mary J. [Blige] liked the show, but I didn’t know if I could get her. The next thing you know, Monet existed and we were rolling with the new characters.”